Winner of Dillashaw vs. Lineker not guaranteed next bantamweight title shot

This Friday, the UFC will return to beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 207.

In the co-main event of the evening, we’ll see reining bantamweight champion [Dominick Cruz attempt to defend his title…

As it turns out, however, this is not necessarily certain. In UFC 207’s episode of The Watch List, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby explained that while the winner of Dillashaw vs. Lineker is certainly a frontrunner for the next bantamweight title shot, the presence of other contenders like Jimmie Rivera, Bryan Caraway and John Dodson in the division means nothing is certain.

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