|UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||May 8, 2010|
|City||Montreal, Quebec, Canada|
UFC 113 featured the rematch between Lyoto Machida and Mauricio Rua for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. The two first met at UFC 104, where Lyoto Machida retained his belt in a controversial unanimous decision victory.
For the co-main event, a bout between former Light Heavyweight champions Rashad Evans and Quinton Jackson was initally linked to this event, but was subsequently moved to UFC 114 where the pairing served as the headliner.
Nick Catone was forced out of his bout with John Salter due to a back injury. UFC veteran David Loiseau was supposed to step in as his replacement, but Loiseau was denied a license to appear on this card due to alleged ties to organized crime. Salter ended up fighting returning UFC fighter Jason MacDonald. Loiseau would still make his return to the UFC having faced Mario Miranda at UFC 115.
According to UFC President Dana White, the winner of the Josh Koscheck-Paul Daley fight would receive a title shot at Georges St-Pierre for the UFC Welterweight Championship and be the opposing coach to St. Pierre in the upcoming twelfth season of the UFC reality TV show, The Ultimate Fighter.
- Salter defeated MacDonald via TKO (injury) at 2:42 of round 1.
- Guymon defeated Yoshida via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Beltran defeated Hague via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–26, 29–28).
- Hendricks defeated Grant via majority decision (29–27, 29–27, 28–28). Grant had a point deducted due to multiple groin strikes.
- Davis defeated Goulet via TKO (punches) at 1:23 of round 2. This bout aired last on the PPV broadcast following the Machida vs. Rua fight
- Doerksen defeated Lawlor via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:10 of round 2. This bout aired on the PPV broadcast following the Stout vs. Stephens fight
- Belcher defeated Cote via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:25 of round 2.
- Mitrione defeated Slice via TKO (punches) at 4:24 of round 2.
- Stephens defeated Stout via split decision (30–27, 29–28, 28–29).
- Koscheck defeated Daley via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, 30–27).
- Rua defeated Machida via KO (punches) at 3:35 of round 1 to become the new UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
After the bell sounded to signify the end of the final round, Koscheck walked back to his corner with a visibly upset Paul Daley following. What looked to be a gesture of good sportsmanship turned out to be a sucker punch delivered by Daley which connected. In the post-fight press conference, Koscheck went on to say, "Oh yeah, it hurt. It was the best shot he landed all-night." Dana White stated "He [Daley] will never fight in the UFC again."
When the event was re-aired on cable TV, the Koscheck/Daley fight was not a part of the re-airing, due to Dana White's disdain for the incident which occurred after the final bell.
Fighters were awarded $65,000 bonuses.
- Fight of the Night: Jeremy Stephens vs. Sam Stout
- Knockout of the Night: Mauricio Rua
- Submission of the Night: Alan Belcher
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