UFC 113 Offers Light-Heavyweight Title Fight

April 13, 2010 by  
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The light-heavyweight title will be on the line on when the Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Bell Centre in Montreal.

At UFC 104 last October, light heavyweight champion Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida and challenger Mauricio “Shogun” Rua engaged in a back-and-forth five round battle resulting in the champion retaining his belt via a razor-thin unanimous decision. On Saturday, May 8, these two warriors will square off once again with the championship on the line for UFC 113: Machida vs. Shogun 2, live from the Bell Centre.

The remainder of the card will feature a full slate of action-packed matchups, including a welterweight showdown with title-shot implications when Josh Koscheck takes on British KO artist Paul Daley. The big time fight card consists of other memorable bouts such as Sam Stout vs. Jeremy Stephens, Kimbo Slice vs. Matt Mitrione, Patrick Cote vs. Alan Belcher, Tim Credeur vs. Tom Lawlor, Marcus Davis vs. Jonathan Goulet, TJ Grant vs. Johny Hendricks, Joey Beltran vs. Chad Corvin, Yoshiyuki Yoshida vs. Mike Guymon and Nick Catone vs. John Salter.

Making his return to the Octagon  after a unanimous decision victory over Houston Alexander in his UFC debut, Kimbo Slice (fighting out of Miami, Fla. / 4-1) intends to show his continued evolution as a mixed martial artist and build off his first UFC win. The famed brawler and contestant of Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter draws a familiar face in this fight as he takes on fellow The Ultimate Fighter 10 castmate Matt Mitrione (fighting out of Indianapolis, Ind. / 1-0). A graduate of Purdue University and an NFL veteran of six seasons, Mitrione has only one professional bout under his belt, a knockout victory over another TUF 10 cast member, Marcus Jones, and he hopes a win over Slice will help him to continue his climb in the heavyweight division.

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