When two great men square off, chances are you'll get a great scrap. And when Mauricio "Shogun" Rua fought Lyoto Machida at UFC 104, it was a great fight. But in the eyes of many, the decision and the belt was awarded to the wrong man. Machida won the fight on all the judges' score cards, 48-47, remaining the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Well, both of these men want the chance to set the record straight. And both of these men want to make sure that the judges have no say in who wins this fight! This is the Main Event for UFC 113!
The Co-Main Event is two trash talkers, both with big knock out power. Josh Koscheck has become a man with one-punch knock out power, and it has found targets several times. Paul Daley is also known for powerful strikes, and he wants to knock out Koscheck, plain and simple. I don't like you, you don't like me! Let's do this!
And another featured fight is quite interesting as well. Kimbo Slice has made it to the UFC, and so has Matt Mitrione. Both were on TUF Heavyweights, and both of them made waves, Kimbo as the street fighter, Mitrione as simply being a "Meathead." Who's going to school who?
This is a great card! There are 11 fights altogether on this card, and I'll list 'em below!
Jason MacDonald vs. John Salter: Well, "The Athlete" gets another shot at the big show! He takes on a seasoned wrestler who comes to bring it. While this gets interesting, it ends rather unfortunately with a sickening injury. Now, it isn't nearly as bad as Corey Hill's broken leg, but it still is rather sad to watch. And a 1st round TKO is awarded to the winner.
Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Mike Guymon: With Yoshida, either he gets knocked out quick, or he taps somebody else really quick, so it would only make sense in this fight with "The Joker," right? Nope. It is a really good fight, and goes to a unanimous decision!
Tim Hague vs. Joey Beltran: To say the least, Hague got the short end of the stick in his fight with Tucscherer. Joey Beltran is simply heavy handed! This is a great Heavyweight match-up that goes to a unanimous decision!
T.J. Grant vs. Johny Hendricks: Both of these guys have always impressed me, because they always fight to win, and they always bring it. This is a great scrap, unfortunately has a point deducted, but goes to an awesome majority decision!
Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet: Both of these guys are looking to get back on track. Goulet is the hometown hero, and Davis always comes for a war. Really good scrap that ends with a 2nd round TKO!
Joe Doerksen vs. Tom Lawlor: Always ready to fight at a moment's notice, Doerksen has had his share of scraps in the UFC, losing the majority of them. Lawlor is coming off a split decision that he got screwed in against Aaron Simpson. This is great, with Lawlor as the Dan Severn look-a-like, but one man walks away with a 2nd round submission!
Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher: In his home country, "The Predator" is back, and wants another shot at the title! But standing in his way is a man with some "Talent" of his own, and he also wants an eventual title shot. Great fight, and ends with a 2nd round submission!
Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione: Well, we didn't get the street fight knock out we expected in Kimbo's UFC debut against Houston Alexander, but he did win a decision. Mitrione fought a pissed off Marcus Jones in that same Finale, and knocked him clean out. Both men come to bring it, and one of them gets a 2nd round TKO! And unfortunately, one man's UFC dream is shortly lived after this fight. But it was fun while it lasted, and the publicity for the UFC was great while he was around! Best of luck, Kimbo Slice!!!
Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens: Sam Stout is the king of split decisions, and has had FIGHT OF THE NIGHT many times! Jeremy Stephens always has his hands locked and loaded, ready to knock anybody out. This is FIGHT OF THE NIGHT, as it should be with Stout, a split decision, and the right man won the fight!! What a war!
Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley: There is no knock out here. But there is a good game plan that has the winner taking home a unanimous decision! Oh yeah. Following the fight in an uncalled for sucker-punch that sends the loser out of the UFC for good. But maybe that's what he wanted. Well, maybe not. But that's what he got!
Lyoto Machida vs. Shogun Rua: All you can do is stare after this! All you can do is drop your jaw and scream, "WHAT?!!?" But yes, the unthinkable has happened and one man gets knocked out in the 1st round!! And a new man gets to hold the belt!
In the end, we learn to keep the fight in the octagon, and not to save a sucker punch for afterwards. And as far as the title goes, get two men fired up after one decision is filled with controversy, and somebody's getting hurt in the next fight! This is a great DVD, with a lot of great extras, so enjoy it!!! Until next time...