Aldo Defeats "The Korean Zombie"

Published on August 4th, 2013 12:00 pm EST

It wasn't the fight that everyone expected it to be, but Jose Aldo managed to retain his Featherweight title at UFC 163 following a fourth round stoppage of Chan Sung Jung, aka "The Korean Zombie".

The big story of Aldo/KZ? Injuries.

Jose Aldo reportedly broke his foot when he threw his very first kick of the fight, which almost certainly forced him to change his plan of attack. Jung, on the other hand, very noticeably separated his shoulder in the fourth round, which ultimately led to Aldo winning via stoppage.

The shoulder injury, however, didn't change the outcome of the fight, as Aldo was easily win 3-0 up to that point, and never looked in any real danger of losing the fight.

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In the night's other big fight, Phil Davis took a controversial unanimous decision victory over Lyoto Machida. Many in the MMA world thought that Machida won the fight, with UFC President Dana White tweeting that he felt that Machida won 3-0. The judges disagreed, however, and Davis was given the biggest victory of his career.

For Machida, this loss was particularly heart-breaking, as he was likely going to get a shot at the winner of Jones/Gustafsson with a win. Machida will now have to work his way up the Light Heavyweight ladder once again. It will likely be another couple of years before Machida gets a sniff of a title shot.

It was an unfortunate turn of events for Machida, though you can argue that "The Dragon" has had his share of fortunate decisions over the course of his career.


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