At UFC on FOX 4, Mauricio Rua, Brandon Vera, Lyoto Machida and Ryan Bader are slated to decide who gets first refusal at the 205-pound crown. For the quartet in question, the stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, and as a consequence, the double-header will serve as the most vicious title eliminator bout in UFC history.
Dana White reneged on his earlier pledge of handing a title shot to the winner of the headline act contested between Rua and Vera.
However, after much furor from the Twitter massive and some in-house deliberations, White elected that the most impressive victor amongst the aforementioned would receive a championship tilt at the winner of the Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson fight, which is scheduled for UFC 151.
Mr. White can sugar-coat it all he wants, but the fact remains, both main and co-main events are, without a doubt, title-eliminator bouts.
That being said, the stage is now set, and it’s all to play for.