Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has earned a middleweight title shot against Chris Weidman in the main event of UFC 175 on July 5th. The former champion appeared on “Inside MMA” and spoke about his upcoming fight with Bas Rutten. Machida made the move to the middleweight division in 2013 and has won back-to-back fights against Mark Munoz and Gegard Mousasi. Check out the video below:

By Kelvin Hunt

Kelvin is a father and former collegiate baseball player with a degree in physical education from UNC-Pembroke. He's an avid MMA fan that has been writing about the sport since 2008 through various outlets. His favorite fighter is Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira due to the heart he has displayed throughout his legendary MMA career. In his spare time (there is none with three kids), he likes to work out and also likes to follow college football recruiting. You can email him at and you can follow him on twitter at @KelvinHuntMMA

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