Inside Fights has the scoop:
We can now 100% confirm that Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is the plan for the next light heavyweight title fight. We haven’t pinned down an exact date or card, but it will take place in September or October.
Quinton Rampage Jackson dropped the chance at fighting Machida for the title, so that he could coach TUF 10.
Shoguns impressive KO of Chuck Liddell and Machida’s destruction of Rashad Evans sets this fight up to be a war between two Brazilians with top notch striking skills.