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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    February 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm

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

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    February 16, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    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.

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      February 16, 2014 at 5:12 pm

      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.

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      February 16, 2014 at 5:18 pm

      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.

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    February 16, 2014 at 5:22 pm

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

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    February 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Forgot the "none" tab.

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    February 17, 2014 at 11:13 am

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

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