UFC 113: Machida vs Rua 2 - May 8, 2010 *Spoilers*
Ultimate Fighting Championship 113: Lyoto Machida vs Mauricio Rua
May 8, 2010
On October 24, 2009, unbeaten UFC® light heavyweight champion Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida and challenger Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua engaged in a five round war that divided the mixed martial arts world when the unanimous decision verdict was rendered in Machida’s favor. But now, these 205-pound superstars will settle the score once and for all in the main event of UFC® 113, and both fighters are vowing to take matters out of the judges’ hands, and into their own. UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2 – Saturday, May 8th, live on Pay-Per-View from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida vs Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua - Light Heavyweight Championship
Josh 'Kos' Koscheck vs Paul 'Semtex' Daley
Sam 'Hands of Stone' Stout vs Jeremy 'Lil' Heathen' Stephens
Kevin 'Kimbo Slice' Ferguson vs Matt Mitrione
Patrick 'The Predator' Cote vs Alan 'The Talent' Belcher
Tim 'Crazy' Credeur vs Tom 'Filthy' Lawlor
Marcus 'The Irish Hand Grenade' Davis vs Jonathan 'The Road Warrior' Goulet
TJ Grant vs Johny Hendricks
Joey 'The Mexecutioner' Beltran vs Chad Corvin
Yoshiyuki 'Zenko' Yoshida vs Mike 'The Joker' Guymon
Nick 'The Jersey Devil' Catone vs John Salter
Edit: Apr. 28.
David Loiseau was resigned and expected to fight at UFC 113 against John Salter (0-1 in the UFC.) Due to the Quebec Athletic Comission he is off the card supposedly from his sale of his old mixed martial arts promotion XMMA which went to some people involved in organized crime. Jason MacDonald has signed a contract to replace David Loiseau at UFC 113.
Last edited by PizDoff; 4/27/2010 11:47pm at .
1) I'm praying that in the past few months, Machida has learned something. Something about life. Something about teamwork. Something about checking leg kicks and not leaving it in the judges' hands.
2) Joey 'The Mexecutioner' Beltran? That is awesome. I want to be 'The Sexecutioner'.
Originally Posted by Emevas
Lets hope this card delivers and makes up for the farce we had to sit through last night.
I pick Shogun against Machida and this time he wont leave it in the hands of the incompetent judges.
Koscheck will hold Semtex down for three rounds and win a safe decision. Unless of course he decides to be an idiot and tries to stand with him.
Sam Stout by KO.
Cote VS Belcher is a hard fight to pick. It will probably be a close decision and I cant decide who will come out on top.
Never heard of that useless tard they dug up somewhere to put against Kimbo. Is he any good?
I'm thinking Machida learned his lesson about the glaring hole in his game, but Shogun's gonna bring the thunder and take the belt.
Semtex by decapitation.
On the one hand, Machida now knows what to expect.
On the other, Shogun is coming into this fight knowing he (should have) won the last one. He'll hopefully have fine tuned his strategy and seen more openings from watching the tape.
Gonna say Machida retains. I'd have a hard time believing that he's going to watch the tape of the last fight and figure that there weren't any problems there. I'm wondering if Shogun's performance in the first one will actually hurt him this time- if he figures he absolutely can't leave it up to the judges, he might get too aggressive and play right into Machida's counter game. Either way, it's going to be an awesome rematch.
I want to see Daley continue to KO everyone ever, but that depends largely on his takedown defense. Koscheck couldn't get Alves down and got slaughtered standing up. Daley's got pretty comparable power, and we already saw Paulo Thiago drop Koscheck with a good shot. Daley by KO in the third round after a tough fight.
Never bet against Karate!
He is was dude that was playing "mind-games" with everyone during TUF 10. He is a large solid striker with a "meh" ground game. Expect him to KO Slice.
Originally Posted by Draven
With Kimbo Slince on the main car, I doubt it.
Originally Posted by Draven
YouTube- Portal TV: AndrÃ© Dida
Dida starts talking about Machida strategy at the one minute mark. Not just a good fighter, but a good coach as well. There's also video of him holding the focus mitts for Shogun, and he does a pretty good Machida impression.