White: Bader-Machida Winner Added To 205 Lb. Title Shot Hunt

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader

Ryan Bader (James Law/HeavyMMA)

White: Bader vs. Machida winner added to light heavyweight title chase

UFC president Dana White originally stated that he would find the next light heavyweight top contender in the main event of “UFC on FOX 4” between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Brandon Vera.

Now, he is switching up the plan to include co-main event fighters Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida, as the fans were not thrilled with the original stakes.

The most impressive winner out of the co-main and main events this weekend will fight the winner of Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson, which takes place on September 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“When the fans speak, we listen,” White stated today. “So whoever scores the best win, whoever gets the fans excited by going out there on Saturday and looking the most impressive, he will get the winner of Jones vs. Henderson. It is down to what these four guys do Saturday night in the Octagon. Winning isn’t enough, they’ve got to win impressively. Any one of these four fighters can take things into their own hands and make a title shot happen”

USA Today Sports and MMAjunkie.com were first to report the change in plans.

Jones has fought and defeated all four men looking to earn a title shot this weekend.

“UFC on FOX 4” takes place this Saturday night in Los Angeles, California.

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