UFC 163 was a very entertaining card, with a hint of controversy as well.
In the main event of the evening, it took Jose Aldo a little while to figure out Chan Sung Jung, but he was able to figure out the puzzle.
In the fourth round while throwing a punch, “The Korean Zombie” blew out his surgically repaired shoulder and the champion capitalized as Jose Aldo retained his UFC featherweight champion by fourth round TKO.
The first three rounds went at an unusual pace considering the styles of each guy. The champion relied on his wrestling and took down Jung at will, while Jung looked tentative.
Aldo has now won 16 fights in a row and is now the second longest reigning champion in the UFC behind welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre.
In what ended up being the most talked about fight of the night, Phil Davis defeated Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision in a very close fight.
Machida controlled the majority of the first two rounds until Davis scored late takedowns in each of the stanzas. The former light heavyweight champion in the third round was able to stuff Davis’ takedowns and use his counterstriking, but that wasn’t enough to win the fight.
Davis thought he did enough to win the fight.
“The late takedowns definitely helped. That’s always my strategy is to get takedowns, work all the time, it’s just part of what I do,” said Davis.
The crowd mercifully booed the decision and Machida agreed with the crowd.
“I really don’t know what the UFC rules are, I really don’t know what they are judging. Just listen to the crowd, they’re telling you what happened,” said Machida.
Here are the results of UFC 163:
Jose Aldo def. Chan Sung Jung via TKO (strikes) – Round 4, 2:00 – to retain UFC featherweight title
•Phil Davis def. Lyoto Machida via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Cezar Ferreira def. Thiago ‘Marreta’ Santos via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:47
•Thales Leites def. Tom Watson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
•John Lineker def. Jose Maria via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:03
•Anthony Perosh def. Vinny Magalhaes via KO (punches) – Round 1, 0:14
•Amanda Nunes def. Sheila Gaff via TKO (elbows) – Round 1, 2:08
•Sergio Moraes def. Neil Magny via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 3:13
•Ian McCall def. Iliarde Santos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
•Rani Yahya def. Josh Clopton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
•Francimar Barroso def. Ednaldo Oliveira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
•Viscardi Andrade def. Bristol Marunde via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 1:36
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