This week, one of the most anticipated rematches re-matches in UFC history will take place. Lyoto Machida and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will battle for the second time for the light heavyweight belt in UFC 113 in Montreal, Canada.
Last October, Shogun was certain of a win, but when the unanimous decision was announced, the 48-47 contest went to defending champ, Machida. This re-match features two of the most dynamic fighter in today’s MMA. Both have quick hands and are excellent on the ground. Pound for pound, this is one match up that is sure to go the distance and be a great fight to watch.
The rest of the UFC 113 card will be equally impressive.
TapouT R&D Training Center’s own Sam Stout faces off on the main card against Jeremy Stephens. With Shawn Tompkins and Keebo Robinson of the famed coaching team, Team Tompkins, in Stout’s his corner, the striker looks good to continue his winning streak.
Pictured are TapouT R&D Training Center’s professional coaches, Team Tompkins’s Keebo Robinson and Shawn Tompkins and professional fighter, Sam Stout
Great to keep an eye on will be Josh Koscheck vs. Paul Daley and the Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione. Both bouts are sure to be entertaining with several different styles and explosive striking. Look for a knock out in these bouts.
In other UFC news, Forrest Griffin has suffered an undisclosed injury during training and was forced to withdraw from his UFC 114 fight against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. No replacement for Griffin has been announced.
Mark your calendars! July 3 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV, UFC 116 will feature Brock Lesnar defending his heavyweight title again interim title holder Shane Carwin. Also listed on the card is Wanderlei Silva, Stephan Bonnar and Kendall Grove.
In Strikeforce news, Las Vegas’ own Kevin “The Monster” Randleman has been cleared to fight in the May 15 despite a current battled with a staph infection. Facing Roger Gracie in “Strikeforce St. Louis: Heavy Artillery,” Randleman is said to be in excellent condition and has been taking antibiotics that will allow him to recover in time to fight.