Posts Tagged ‘UFC 113’

Jonathan Goulet (22-11) released from the UFC after losing to Marcus Davis at UFC 113: “Machida vs. Shogun II” on May 8. It was “The Road Warrior’s” second straight loss inside the Octagon.



Fight Gallery:UFC 113

Posted: May 10, 2010 in Fight Gallery

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“I’ve had a long flight home to consider my actions and regret the mistake I made on Saturday. I would like to apologize to the UFC and the Athletic Commission for what I’ve done as well as all the fans and sponsors that support me. I would also like to offer my sincerest apologies to Josh Koscheck who did not deserve the cheap shot I threw. He did what he needed to do in order to win the fight and get the job done, and I foolishly reacted to the situation. There is no excuse for my actions and I know what I did was very unprofessional. I was immensely frustrated by a collection of things that took place throughout the fight as well as leading up to it, but I’m certainly not trying to condone or excuse my actions. I feel ashamed and embarrassed by what I did and hope that together my team and I can get through this issue. It will be a long road back from where I am now to earning the trust and respect of the UFC and the MMA fans that have supported me for so long, I know I’ve let you all down but I’m determined to make it up to you all.”

Former UFC 170-pound contender Paul Daley issues a formal apology to the UFC and opponent Josh Koscheck (via for hitting “Kos” long after the horn sounded on their welterweight mash-up at UFC 113 last Saturday night (May 8) from the Bell Centre in Montreal. Promotion President Dana White was not amused by the “Semtex” cheap shot and immediately booted the promising talent from the Zuffa roster. Should Daley get a second chance at a career in the Octagon? Or did he get what he deserved? What’s your take?

MONTREAL – If you put Jeremy Stephens on an Ultimate Fighting Championship card – specifically against a fellow striker – fans are likely to get a hell of a show. And “Lil Heathen” is likely to pick up a bonus check.

And though his $65,000 “Fight of the Night” award from Saturday’s UFC 113 event is already earmarked for his daughter’s future, the 23-year-old striker isn’t focused solely on the fight-night awards.

While his heavy hands were needed against fellow striker Sam Stout, Stephens is working toward a Brazilian jiu-jitsi black belt, a well-rounded fighting style, and – when the time is right – a shot at the 155-pound championship.

Stephens outstruck an iron-chin Stout at Montreal’s Bell Centre. The pay-per-view bout lived up to the expectations and delivered a “Fight of the Night” performance that most fans predicted. The Iowa native admits the extra dough will come in handy.

“I’ve got a few bonuses, and it feels good,” he told ( after the fight. “I’ve got a 1-year-old daughter who turned 1 on [Friday]. It just feels great to have that there, to have that to fall back on. I feel like I worked really hard all my life.”

Stephens, who made his UFC debut on his 21st birthday back in 2007, has registered 13 knockouts among his 18 career wins. In the UFC, where he now owns a 5-4 mark, he’s faced a number of ground specialists, including Diego Saraiva, Cole Miller, Rafael dos Anjos, Joe Lauzon and Gleison Tibau.

The results have been mixed.

“As you know, in the past, I’ve fought a lot of jiu-jitsu guys,” he said. “I think I’m one of the guys who’s fought more black belts than anybody.”

That’s why it was a treat to fight someone such as Stout, a Canadian kickboxer and Muay Thai specialist who’s earned his “Hands of Stone” nickname.

“That dude should be ‘Chin of Stone,'” said Stephens, who survived a late rally and crushing body kick to pick up the split-decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29) win. “That guy took some of my best shots, body shots, an overhand right, my left hook. He came in with a right hand, and I dropped him, and the guy gets right back up. That kind of surprised me. I couldn’t finish the guy, but I punished him.

“Stout is the type of guy you can knock down, and he keeps getting up like a robot. He’s an incredible fighter.”

Stephens, of course, can stand and bang and hold his own with anyone. And if he can keep the fight upright – as he did with the likes of Miller and dos Anjos – he can score the knockout.

But for Stephens to graduate from show-stopper to legit title contender, he knows his game must continue its evolution.

That’s why he’ll remain in San Diego and work on his whole game.

“I have nine fights in the UFC, and I’m 23 years old,” he said. “I’ll only be 24 on the 26th, so I just want to be patient. Whoever they want, I’m willing to go after. I moved out to San Diego, and I’ve been working on getting my black belt through (UFC veteran) Dean Lister. That’s one of my goals. I’m around better people. I’m with a better camp. I’ve surrounded myself with the best people.”

So while he has title aspirations, he’s willing to wait.

“I do plan to make a run at the title, but I’m just going to be very patient,” he said.


Following his submission loss to “The Talent,” Cote called the move “illegal.” Where do you stand on these types of offensive moves in a mixed martial arts bout?

Quick Pix:UFC 113

Posted: May 9, 2010 in Quick Pix

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UFC 113
5/8/10 – Montreal, Canada
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Main Event
Light Heavyweight Championship
Mauricio Rua KO 1 Lyoto Machida
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Inside the Numbers: Rua outlanded Machida 26-13 in total strikes as he becomes the first to stop the undefeated Machida.

Main Card

Josh Koscheck W 3 Paul Daley
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Inside the Numbers: Koscheck dominated this fight, outlanding the sucker-punching Daley 73-15 in total strikes. Koscheck was able to takedown Daley 4 times which led to 8 dominant positions and 70 ground strikes landed. Daley was able to land one big punch, too bad it was after the fight and will probably cost him his UFC contract.

Jeremy Stephens W 3 Sam Stout
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Inside the Numbers: Very close fight as Stephens narrowly edges Stout 93-92 in total strikes. The arm strikes were a bit more uneven as Stephens outlanded Stout 63-45 in total arm strikes.

Matt Mitrione KO 2 Kimbo Slice
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Inside the Numbers: Mitrione outlanded Kimbo 64-24 in total strikes in this one-sided fight. Mitrione was able to slow Kimbo down by landing 12 big kicks and stopped the fight after landing 35 ground strikes in the 2nd round.

Alan Belcher W 2 (sub) Patrick Cote
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