UFC 163 Recap: Jose Aldo Defends Title Against "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung
UFC 163, the latest ultimate fighting championships, took place in Rio De Janiero on Saturday with a title fight between Jose Aldo – the only fighter to have held the UFC featherweight title – and "Korean Zombie" Chan Sung Jung.
For the UFC featherweight title, Aldo defeated “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung in a long four-round fight, with Aldo just barely besting Korean Zombie in the first three rounds, according to the judges. Yet, when Jung suffered a shoulder injury in the fourth, Aldo was able to take him down and get the TKO.
Lyoto Machida fought against Phil Davis. The second featured fight of the night featured the former UFC light heavyweight champion and American rising star Davis. The first round went to Machida 10-9, but the second went to Davis 10-9. Machida, however, ended up taking the third round and the match.
Ian McCall fought against Iliarde Santos in the flyweight – 125 lb – match. McCall took the first round and second round 10-9. Though Santos reversed the score in the third round, McCall held on to win the match 29-28. Jiu Jitsu black belt Sergio Moraes took on Neil Magny, who has an 8-1 MMA record. Moraes stayed true to his reputation, forcing Magny into a submission in the first round.
Amanda Nunes won via TKO in the first round against Sheila Gaff. It was her UFC debut. She took Gaff down to the mat and landed elbows until the ref called it off. Vinny Magalhaes was bested by Anthony Perosh, who was coming off a second round knockout in his last fight. Perosh knocked Magalhaes out in the first round.
John Lineker faced Jose Maria in the ring on Saturday. Maria took the first round 10-9, but went down in the second round following a landed Linker punch. Lineker ended up winning with a TKO. Thales Leites battled Tom “Kong” Watson. The first round went to Leites 10-9, as did the second. Leites then pulled away in the third round, taking Watson 10-8.
Cezar Ferreira made fast work of Thiago Santos. The match ended early in the first round when Ferreria punched, kicked in the head and held Santos in a guillotine choke in quick succession. Santos had no choice but to submit.
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