There are a lot of options for contenders in the UFC light heavyweight division but Dana White confirms that if Dan Henderson wins his next fight, he will get his long awaited title shot.
The winner of the UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche co-main event between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson will get a title shot.
Former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida believes the winner of his UFC 157 co-main event bout with Dan Henderson should be next in line for a title shot.
Former champion Lyoto Machida isn't likely to have to go to the back of the line for another UFC light heavyweight title shot, but he's no longer the next in line.
Lyoto Machida is officially next in line to challenge for the UFC light heavyweight championship.
Despite being the co-main event, Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida top the list of UFC 157 fighter salaries from Saturday night's event at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Now that he has defeated Dan Henderson and has the promise of a 205-pound title shot on the horizon, Lyoto Machida intends to remain at light heavyweight to see how things shake out.
The crowd may have booed his efforts, but Lyoto Machida nevertheless felt certain of victory before hearing his name called.
Lyoto Machida defeated Dan Henderson at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche on Saturday, earning a title shot against the winner of Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen.
Dan Henderson, waiting out the last days until his UFC 157 bout with Lyoto Machida, weighed in on everything from Machida to title shots to Olympic wrestling to TRT use in MMA.