UFC 113: Lights out for Lyoto Machida

Posted May 9, 2010 by Gordon K. Chan
Shogun didn't leave it in the judges' hands this time. Rua delivered a decisive knockout of Lyoto Machida to take the light heavyweight championship belt.
File photo: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon
File photo: The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon
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Leaving it into someone else's hands was not an option. Instead, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua used his heavy hands to pound away a first round knockout victory.
The 28 year old Rua (19-4) crushed Machida with an overhand right and quickly mounted to finish off the fellow Brazilian with strikes.
"When I connected with the overhand right punch (while) standing up I already noticed that he was going out," said the new champion
Rua's earned the Knockout of the Night and paid him an additional $65, 000.
Many believed that the Shogun had won their previous encounter. Machida, however, won by decision at UFC 104.
In the co-main event, Josh Koschek defeated Paul Daley in a welterweight match, but ended in a wild melee as a frustrated Daley sucker punched Koscheck after the fight was over.
Referee Dan Miragliotta threw Daley against the cage and Dana White entered to lambaste the fighter.
“He’s done. I don’t give a (expletive) if he’s the best 170-pounder in the world. He’ll never come back here again,” said White in the Montreal Gazette.
Here are the results earlier in the evening,
Middleweight bout: Alan Belcher defeated Patrick Cote via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:25 of round 2.
Heavyweight bout: Matt Mitrione defeated Kimbo Slice via TKO (punches) at 4:24 of round 2.
Lightweight bout: Jeremy Stephens defeated Sam Stout via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29).
Welterweight bout: Josh Koscheck defeated Paul Daley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)