Originally Posted by paulf
I have to admit, I'm incredibly surprised. You kind of had to expect the Arreola-Stiverne winner to get either the shot at the title or the belt if Vitali retires.
I believe the Arreola-Stiverne winner is a semi-final eliminator. Some sites say the winner of that fight will take on the winner of the Adamek-Cunningham fight, which would be the final eliminator. Others say the winner of Arreola-Stiverne fight will take on Pulev for that position instead. I think it is to become Wladimir's mandatory not Vitali's, but I'm not sure.