Tuesday, May 11, 2010

UFC 113 Notes and Recap

Shogun Rua's knockout of Lyoto Machida was very impressive and Rua is now the new UFC light heavyweight champion. Many fans felt that Rua won the title last October against Machida but the judges awarded the decision to Machida instead.

Rua's first title defense will be against the winner of the Rashad Evans vs. Rampage Jackson fight which takes place in three weeks.

The co-main event between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley was very boring. As expected, Koscheck took down Daley multiple times and used his background in wrestling to defeat Daley.

Daley was frustrated and after the fight, he punched Koscheck. Koscheck was not seriously hurt by the punch which did not fully land on Koscheck's face. The smile on Koscheck's face after the sucker punch proved that the punch did not hurt that much.

UFC President Dana White decided to cut Daley from the UFC after the sucker punch.

White also said he is releasing Kimbo Slice from his contract after his loss to Matt Mitrione. Mitrione won by TKO over Slice in the second round.

Mitrione was very calm the whole night. He had a huge smile walking to the cage and kept that smile even while fighting in the cage against Kimbo. UFC commentator Joe Rogan called him a "crazy white boy."

Middleweight contender Alan Belcher won his fight against Patrick Cote. and he called out Anderson Silva after his victory.

It was a very bad night for all the Canadian fighters on the card. Of the six Canadian fighters on the card, only one (Joe Doreksen) was able to defeat his opponent.

The UFC awarded the Fight of the Night award to Jeremy Stephens and Sam Stout. It was a stand-up battle between Stephens and Stout but the fight was not really interesting or entertaining at all.

Stephens' had more power than Stout while Stout was more technical.

UFC 113 will mostly be remembered for Rua's knockout of the previously unbeaten Machida and for the sucker punch by Daley on Koscheck.

UFC 114 will be in Las Vegas on May 29th.

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