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1. Lyoto Machida – UFC Champion
The Karate master opened the “Machida Era” with a brilliant second round victory over Rashad Evans. Despite being in one of the UFC’s most competitive divisions, many think Machida is unbeatable.
The clear number one contender was former champion Quinton Jackson, but he chose to instead coach a second season of “The Ultimate Fighter.” Now former Pride GP champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will get a shot at the title at UFC 104 on Oct. 24.