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.
In between rounds, "The Korean Zombie's" coaches were telling him he was doing well. While that may be the case relative to past performances against Aldo, he certainly wasn't winning the fight this way.
He did reclaim the aggression he started with, though, driving in with reckless abandon and executing a flying knee that, if it had connected, very likely would have done serious damage.
The problem is that it missed and Aldo ended up turning him around in the ensuing scramble. Once again, "Scarface" was on top in dominant position.
The next couple minutes were measured, so much so that Herb Dean, the referee, finally had enough and decided to stand them up. It's not like it had much of a difference, though. Aldo was clinching up against the fence shortly after another exchange and Sung Jung was defending against a double leg for what felt like forever.
Again, Dean separated the two and reset them in the center of the cage.
"The Zombie" came forward all crazy to close the round, with a flying knee and relentless attack that had Aldo on the defensive.