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Lyoto Machida now top contender

Updated: August 6, 2012, 12:05 PM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

Former light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida earned a shot at regaining the title Saturday night with a second-round knockout of Ryan Bader in Los Angeles, UFC president Dana White said.

Machida will face either current 205-pound titleholder Jon Jones or Dan Henderson. Those two meet Sept. 1 at UFC 151 in Las Vegas.

White chose Machida over Mauricio Rua, who knocked out Brandon Vera in the fourth round of their UFC on Fox 4 main-event fight.

Before the event at Staples ...

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