Monday, May 10, 2010

UFC 113: Shogun avenges his loss, Daley, Slice to leave UFC

Machida_vs._RuaWhen Mauricio "Shogun" Rua left the octagon in UFC 104, everyone knew that he deserve a rematch against, that time Light Heavyweight Champion, Lyoto "The Dragon" Machida. Even Dana White was somehow disgraced at the judges decision and after the long-awaited rematch in UFC 113; Shogun left the octagon, this time, with the belt on his shoulder.

shogun_knocks_out_machidaWhen Yves Lavigne said "touch gloves" the two warriors were still stably looking at each other perhaps they didn't understand what Yves has just said or they were not paying attention at all, it was funny but when the bell rang everyone was thinking; "Will it be a knock out, submission or another decision." Watching Shogun chase Machida, his message was clear - he will not leave it to the judges.

shogun_wins_UFC_ligtheavyweight_beltAnd when Shogun threw a sharp overhead right hook, everyone saw an unfamiliar view; The Dragon was on the canvass committing his first career loss while Shogun relentlessly throwing heavy punches forcing Yves Lavigne to stop the bout making Mauricio "Shogun" Rua the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

dana_confronts_dalyFollowing the disgrace at UFC 112 (Anderson Silva's awkward "show" ) the co-main event bout between Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley was not that spectacular. The whole story of the bout was Koscheck's take downs but the highlight was when Daley threw an illegal punch at the Koscheck's face right after the fight.

Daley was one of the promising welterweights and his illegal move cost him his UFC career, that was maybe out of frustration but there's no excuse.

Kimbo Slice after the TKO loss from Matt Mitrione is now at the edge of losing his UFC run.

Watching the fight, Slice put the pressure on Mitrione in the first round but when the bell rang in the second round, it was a different story.

I was looking at Slice's right leg, it was wrapped up with bandages and Mitrione took advantage by throwing lethal kicks making Slice hit the canvass eating punches from Mitrione.

Although Slice lost in the bout I still believe that he deserve to be in the UFC. When Joe Rogan was interviewing Mitrione, Slice grabbed the mic saying thank you. It was delightful to see a man like Kimbo saying thank you to the fans.

Kimbo deserves another bout.

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