Top 5 Finishes At UFC 163
Finishing Skills: Counting Down The Top 5 Fight Stoppages From UFC 163
Just over half of the fights at UFC 163 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil on Saturday night ended early. That included two submissions and five knockouts. Anthony Perosh earned a $50,000 knockout of the night bonus for dispatching Vinny Magalhaes in just 14 seconds, and Sergio Moraes took home the same bonus paycheck for his triangle choke submission of the night against Neil Magny.
The Brazilian fans were treated to a full slate of intriguing fights, including a main event that saw both fighters injured by the time UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo scored a thrilling TKO win over Chan Sung Jung. Aldo actually had to leave the post-fight press conference to deal with a busted foot he sustained during the early stages of the bout, while Jung lost the fight shortly after separating his shoulder in the fourth round. Aldo threw a limited amount of kicks before noticing Jung favoring his arm, but his opponent's injury seemed to erase whatever pain the champion was feeling. He kicked Jung's arm a few times before dragging him to the mat and pummeling him with some pinpoint ground and pound to force the stoppage at the two-minute mark of the fourth.
Cezar Ferreira earned the night's second submission after taking just 47 seconds to lock a guillotine choke on Thiago Santos. The other three knockouts included John Lineker's second-round TKO of Jose Maria Tome, a ground-and-pound TKO of Sheila Gaff by Amanda Nunes and Viscardi Andrade's opening TKO of Former TUF Contestant Bristol Marunde. Here is a closer look at the top five finishes from the whole card.
5. Chan-Sung Jung Battered and Bruised By Handicapped Jose Aldo
Jung's black eye turned out to be the least of his UFC 163 injuries. Despite a damaged foot, Aldo finished off Jung with a strategic game plan featuring superior boxing and wrestling. Aldo's lack of leg kicks caught the attention of the commentators throughout the fight, and he explained at the post-fight press conference that his foot hit Jung's knee on an early kick, forcing him to change his whole game plan due to the injury. Jung still had no answer for Aldo's relentless attack, and a wild overhand right that missed Aldo in the first half of the fourth round caused the challenger's shoulder to dislocate. Jung backed up into the fence and briefly attempted to push the shoulder back into place, but Aldo smelled blood in the water. The champion launched the final attack, forcing Herb Dean to step in and stop the fight with Jung curled up on the mat clutching his arm and screaming in pain.
4. Andrade Makes Dominant UFC Debut Against Bristol Marunde
Andrade's first opportunity to fight in the UFC earned him his seventh straight win and gave Marunde his third straight loss. The fight ended just a minute and 36 seconds into the first round due to a series of brutal punches. The fight opened the UFC 163 card with a bang and ended up being the second fastest knockout of the night.
3. Ferreira Takes Out Santos With Superior BJJ
Ferreira notched his second straight UFC win by dispatching Santos in an all-Brazilian bout. Santos was making his UFC debut in front of his hometown fans, and Ferreira kept it out of the judges' hands by locking up a guillotine and finishing his opponent in less than a minute.
2. Perosh Punches Out Magalhaes
Perosh won his sixth UFC fight in stunning fashion, scoring a vicious knockout over Magalhaes. The 41-year-old light heavyweight quieted his doubters and improved his record to an oddly coincidental 14-7. He may be the only MMA fighter to notch his 14th win in 14 seconds just after losing his seventh fight in just seven seconds (to Ryan Jimmo at UFC 149 last July). Jimmo stopped a three-fight win streak for Perosh, but this win over Magalhaes might be the start of another impressive streak for the Australian native.
1. Moraes Wins Submission of the Night For Slick Triangle Choke of Magny
Moraes rose to the occasion in front of his home country's fans by taking out Magny in just three minutes and 13 seconds Saturday night. He slipped a triangle choke on Magny just after the halfway point of the opening round and rolled him over to lock it in tight and force the tap out. It is the seventh submission victory for the Sao Paulo native out of eight total career wins so far. The effort earned him an extra $50,000 bonus for Submission of the Night.