The easiest justified shot? Yeah when your in 205 and you don't fight any of the guys Sideways listed it's hard to say you deserved it, LHW has always imo been the most stacked division. But the most important thing is he didn't get the shot because Dana thought he deserved it, he got it because Rashad Evans got hurt.
I don't think Bader is in that class yet, he's still a young fighter the only guy on the list I would say Bader is near is Thiago Silva due to the fact Thiago doesn't have alot of marquee victories. His two biggest fights against Evans and Lyoto he lost. If Thiago loses to Rampage a Thiago-Bader fight makes sense to me.