POLL: Who Did Enough To Deserve The Next Middleweight Title Shot?

POLL: Who Did Enough To Deserve The Next Middleweight Title Shot?


Last night at UFC Fight Night 36, Lyoto Machida and Ronaldo Souza pulled off big wins to move one step closer to a UFC title shot. But who really did enough to clinch the next shot at the middleweight champion?

In the co-main event “Jacare” managed to out-grapple and outwork Francis Carmont to take home a unanimous decision win. The former Strikeforce champion is now 3-0 in the UFC since debuting for the promotion in May last year.

Machida put on a clinic in the main event, outstriking Gegard Mousasi with relative ease to take home a comfortable decision win. “The Dragon” is now 2-0 in the UFC’s middleweight division after knocking out Mark Munoz at UFC Fight Night 30.

Both Brazilians looked impressive in their fights and will be campaigning for a shot against the winner of Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort in May, but who do you think deserves the next crack at the middleweight champ?

Cast your answers below and check out the results.

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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Dabs Dabs

    I think Jacare 100% if he beats Rockhold….for now I go with Machida.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/TheXperience TheXperience

    Machida needs to get the shot. There's no point of even discussing it. The UFC needs to stop fucking around and give him the shot. It doesnt matter who wins the belt (VITOR), Machida deserves the shot regardless of whom hold it in my opinion.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

      Yep, to do what he did against Mousasi was a thing of beauty. In reality the amount of skill and technique performed in that fight was quite high.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/enjoylife321 enjoylife321

      Personally XP, I think Dana won't commit to anything until Weidman and Vitor have fought and Anderson Silva gives an indication of where his fitness is at…I could see Anderson walking straight into a title shot against Vitor should he beat weidman. Machida is definetly the next rightful contender after Vitor.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Boner89 Boner89

    I wanna see Machida destroy Bisping, then go get the title.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/akieyugames akieyugames

      I just wana see Bisping destroyed again and again and again and again.

      and again and again and again…

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

    Forgot the "none" tab.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/DJPlatinumUSA DJPlatinumUSA

    What I'm wondering is if/when Anderson comes back, would he fight Machida if he has the belt?