UFC 113 took place earlier this evening at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
In the main event, Lyoto Machida put his UFC light heavyweight title on the line in a highly anticipated rematch with Mauricio “Shogun” Rua.
In the co-main event, Josh Daley and Paul Daley went to war for a welterweight title shot and a TUF 12 coaching gig.
Kimbo Slice made his pay-per-view debut against fellow TUF 10 alum Matt Mitrione.
Patrick Cote returned from a very long layoff to take on Alan Belcher.
Sam Stout looked for a win against Jeremy Stephens in front of his hometown crowd.
Results, thoughts, bonuses and live gate (when available) after the jump.
- Mauricio “Shogun” Rua defeats Lyoto Machida via Knockout (Strikes) in Round One
- Josh Koscheck defeats Paul Daley via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Jeremy Stephens defeats Sam Stout via Split Decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
- Matt Mitrione defeats Kimbo Slice via TKO (Strikes) in Round Two
- Alan Belcher defeats Patrick Cote via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round Two
- Joe Doerksen defeats Tom Lawlor via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) in Round Two
- Marcus Davis defeats Jonathan Goulet via TKO (Strikes) in Round Two
- Johny Hendricks defeats T.J. Grant via Majority Decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
- Joey Beltran defeats Tim Hague via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
- Mike Guymon defeats Yoshiyuki Yoshida via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- John Salter defeats Jason MacDonald via TKO (Injury) in Round One
Recap & Thoughts
Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher: Cote and Belcher start the pay-per-view off strong with a round and a half of solid action. Belcher scored early with a bunch of body kicks, however Cote fired back scoring with his hands before securing a takedown. Cote came close to submitting Belcher with a kimura, but Belcher rolled out and managed to get on top where he locked in an arm triangle. Cote survived, but he wasn’t so lucky in the second. Halfway through, Belcher pile drived Cote into the mat rocking him. Belcher took his back and choked him out with a rear-naked choke. Cote complained he was illegally dropped on his head, but it didn’t matter. Fight was over. Joe Rogan didn’t think the move was “technically” a spike and therefore not illegal. It was close if you ask me.
Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione: Kimbo Slice started out strong with a quick flurry and two huge slams, but he was more like a drag car than a stock car. He kept it close in the first round, but by the time the round was over, Kimbo was running out of gas. Mitrione took over in the second round drilling Kimbo’s lead leg with vicious leg kicks. It wasn’t too long before Kimbo couldn’t stand. With Kimbo on the ground, Mitrione continued the beating until Dan Miragliotta was forced to finally call it giving Kimbo Slice his second career loss. Early in the fight it was definitely the best Kimbo Slice we’ve ever seen, but he still has a long ways to go. He’s not get very far without the conditioning to go three rounds or the ability to defend against leg kicks.
Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens: Great fight between Stout and Stephens. It was a close one. Both scored on the feet in all three rounds but the difference was the damage Stephens inflicted with his heavy hands in the first two rounds. Stout came back strong in the third with a vicious leg kick followed by a flurry that put Stephens in serious danger, but it wasn’t enough. Two judges awarded Stephens the split decision. Could be fight of the night.
Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley: The question coming into this fight was whether Josh Koscheck would stand with Daley or take him down. He answered it early putting Daley on his ass and holding him there for much of the fight. It was a dominant grinding win, but it wasn’t without it’s eyebrow raising moments. In the first Daley scrambled back to his feet and delivered a knee on his way up. Kos acted like it hurt him, it looked like it hurt him, but the replay showed it didn’t even touch him. No question Koscheck faked it looking for a point deduction. It didn’t matter, Kos still dominated the fight, but that doesn’t mean Daley didn’t get a good lick in. Problem was it was after the final bell. Daley threw a cheap shot as the ref pulled them away that will likely get him suspended, fined or both.
Lyoto Machida vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua: No decision this time. Win or lose, Shogun Rua made it clear early on he was not going to leave the rematch in the judges’ hands. Shogun came out of the gate pressing forward with leg kicks and wild flurries. As usual, Machida evaded backwards, but countered with knees and takedowns. Machida had top position on Shogun twice but couldn’t do anything with it. Then about 3:30 into the first round, Lyoto came in with a knee to the body, Shogun countered with a straight right. They reset, then Lyoto came in with a left hand, and Shogun countered with a right hook that clipped Machida sending him to the mat. Shogun followed him down, immediately gaining full mount and rained down the knockout blows. No questions this time. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is the new undisputed light heavyweight champion of the world.
Submission of the Night: Alan Belcher
Knockout of the Night: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua
Fight of the Night: Sam Stout & Jeremy Stephens
Live Gate & Attendance
Live gate: $3.27 million
Bonus and live gate info via MMA Junkie