There’s a new sheriff in town in the UFC light heavyweight division as Mauricio “Shogun” Rua has taken his place as the undisputed best light heavyweight fighter in the world this evening with a devastating first round knockout of Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida.
A looping overhand right to the temple of Machida sent the former champion directly to the canvas where Shogun mounted his fallen foe and finished him off with a savage series of punches to the chin that left Lyoto completely unconscious midway through the opening round.
There is no doubt of who the king of the hill is at 205 pounds after this evening. Let the pound for pound debate rage on.
Shogun captured the light heavyweight crown during UFC 113 this evening from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec Canada.
Josh Koscheck earned his crack at Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight championship and a spot as a coach on TUF 12 utilizing his superior wrestling ability to keep Paul Daley pinned to the canvas for the majority of the welterweight showdown between the pair; and Daley likely earned a lengthy suspension for landing a left hook to the chin of Koscheck immediately following the bout’s conclusion.
Matt “Meathead” Mitrione humbled former Youtube brawler turned mixed martial artist Kimbo Slice over two rounds during the UFC 113 showdown between fellow heavy handed heavyweights. Mitrione utilized crushing leg kicks to tenderize the thigh of Kimbo and came out on top of the majority of exchanges between the two before taking the fight to the mat where he finished Slice off with a prolonged session of good old fashioned ground and pound.
Also on the main card was Alan Belcher submitting Patrick Cote following an exciting back and forth battle, and Jeremy Stephens edging out Sam Stout in a brutal stand-up war via split decision.
The undercard was packed full of action packed bouts as Marcus Davis dropped “The Irish Hand Grenade” on Jonathan Goulet with a second round TKO, Joe Doerkson upset Tom Lawlor via rear naked choke, and Jason MacDonald destroyed his own ankle in a freak accident.
A full list of results from UFC 113 are below:
John Salter def. Jason MacDonald via TKO (injury) – Round 1 – (MacDonald broke his ankle while dropping back for an attempted guillotine choke)
Mike “Joker” Guymon def. Yoshiyuki Yoshida via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joey Beltran def. Tim Hague via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)
Johny Hendricks def. T.J. Grant via majority decision (29-27, 29-27, 28-28)
Marcus Davis def. Jonathan Goulet via TKO – Round 2
Joe Doerksen def. Tom Lawlor via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2
Alan Belcher def. Patrick Cote via submission (rear naked choke) – Round 2
Matt Mitrione def. Kimbo Slice via TKO – Round 2
Jeremy Stephens def. Sam Stout via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Josh Koscheck def. Paul Daley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Lyoto Machida via knockout – Round 1