The main event of the UFC 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" pay-per-view (PPV) tonight (Sat., Aug. 3, 2013) at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, featured one of the pound-for-pound greatest fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today,Jose Aldo, defending his featherweight championship in the main event against Chan Sung Jung, a man few believed going in would have what it takes to dethrone the 145-pound king.
Round two saw Jung open with far more pressure than he was utilizing in the first. It meant offering more offense but also leaving himself open defensively, a position one does not want to find oneself in when engaging in hand-to-hand combat with Jose freaking Aldo.
Sure enough, a rush forward resulted in a stiff counter overhand shot that put a quick end to the "Zombie's" reckless aggression.
Aldo also started popping a jab out there. Both fighters were restrained, though, as Brian Stann noted on commentary, it started to look like Sung Jung was second guessing himself.
Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face, like the great Mike Tyson once said.
Or grabbed up and thrown to the mat, like "Scarface" did to his challenger next. The champion executed a beautifully brutal takedown with roughly one minute remaining in the round. If nothing else, it established his control of the bout, even if he was fending off a submission attempt or two.
Right, Phil Davis?