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Quick Quote: Thiago Silva Says That He Or Lyoto Machida Deserves Next Title Shot

Unbeaten Brazilian Thiago Silva will face fellow unbeaten countryman Lyoto Machida in a battle that may determine the UFC’s next light heavyweight title contender. Silva believes that the winner deserves a shot.

“I think we both got where we are by facing great fighters,” Silva told “Whoever wins our fight has all rights to fight for the title; and he has even more than me (laughs).

Silva laments having to face another Brazilian but appears confident in his preparation thus far.

“I’m ready to fight,” said Silva. “My preparation is good, I’m really focused. But unfortunately I have to face another Brazilian fighter.”

Below is a look at the rest of the fight card at UFC 89 which is set to air via tape-delay on Spike TV From London, England at 9pm ET/PT:

Main Card:

Michael Bisping vs. Chris Leben

Lyoto Machida vs. Thiago Silva

Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou vs. Luiz Cane

Keith Jardine vs. Brandon Vera

Marcus Davis vs. Paul Kelly

Paul Taylor vs. Chris Lytle

Preliminary Bouts:

Akihiro Gono vs. Dan Hardy

Jess Liaudin vs. David Bielkheden

Sammy Schiavo vs. Per Eklund

Sam Stout vs. Terry Etim

Shane Carwin vs. Neil Wain

David Baron vs. Jim Miller