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UFC 113 live results: Koscheck vs. Daley

Posted on: May 8, 2010 11:36 pm
Edited on: May 9, 2010 1:55 am

Knockout artist Paul "Semtex" Daley takes on Josh Koscheck here, in a fight that has implications on who will next challenge for Georges St-Pierre's welterweight title.

Unless Dana White signs Jake Shields (and by all appearances, he will) and hot-shots him into a GSP title fight immediately, the winner of Koscheck vs. Daley will fight GSP next.

Daley vs. Koscheck (Getty Images) Round 1: No touch of gloves to start the round. They've been calling each other terrible names for weeks now, so that's not a shock. Daley immediately tries a flying knee and misses. It's almost a minute before either guy attempts something with both being very cautious of the other's striking. Koscheck with a double leg takedown.

Daley tries to stand and gets taken back down. Koscheck is in side control trying to improve to mount, but he ends up stepping into half guard. Koscheck trying to throw strikes but he's not getting much in. Daley tries to scramble free and Koscheck takes his back, trying for a rear naked choke. Koscheck gets one hook in, still fighting for the rear naked choke. He nearly gets it, before Daley scrambles free. Daley throws a knee as Koscheck is trying to stand up.

Referee Dan Miragliotta immediately takes a point away and asks Koscheck if he is OK. Koscheck is still down, but here's where it gets interesting. A slo-mo replay shows that the knee didn't connect with Koscheck's head, and also shows that Koscheck looks at the referee and makes an angry expression about the illegal strike before flopping to his stomach and suddenly appearing incapable of fending for himself.

Basically, Koscheck flopped, and acted his way into getting a one-point deduction. But the fight resumed, and between rounds, Miragliotta confirmed that the knee didn't connect and redacted the point deduction from Daley. After all that, I'd score the round 10-9 Koscheck... if the deduction stuck, I'd have scored it 10-8.

Round 2: Koscheck with a leg kick. Daley with some boxing, Koscheck answers with a takedown. Side control by Koscheck. Daley traps the leg for half guard. Koscheck with intermittent strikes as he tries for full mount, but Daley is defending the pass well. Koscheck with elbows and fists from the top. Daley once again avoids being mounted.

Daley scrambles while Koscheck throws strikes and winds up with his back again. Koscheck with hooks in, trying for the rear naked choke again. Daley defends it, but can't escape before the round ends. 10-9 Koscheck.

Round 3: Koscheck humors Daley by standing for a while, but then goes right back to the takedowns. He's back in Daley's half guard. Daley has double underhooks while Koscheck hammers away at his temple. Koscheck finally achieves full mount. Daley is fighting hard to escape but every time he turns, he's in danger of giving up his back. He gets back to half guard. Koscheck basically holds Daley down until the buzzer. The crowd boos. 10-9 Koscheck, so I score it 30-27 Koscheck.

When they stand up, Daley follows Koscheck, and when he turns around Daley sucker-punches him with a left hook, LONG after the end of the fight. Totally unprofessional, and likely will get him booted from the UFC and suspended by the commission.

Winner: Josh Koscheck defeats Paul Daley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) after three rounds.


Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: May 10, 2010 12:28 am

UFC 113 live results: Koscheck vs. Daley

1. i am sick of koscheck. the win over anthony johnson was a joke because he was on the verge of losing before another lame acting job. his cocky, disrespectful (towards the sport) attitude is annoying, his fighting style is genuinely booooooring, and he is a dbag.

2. Daley is a moron for taking that swing regardless of what kos said he just blew a promising career in the sports elite franchise.

3. I look forward to GSP teaching Koscheck what it means to be champ.

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2010 8:46 pm

UFC 113 live results: Koscheck vs. Daley

koschecks a pussy... rematch him and anthony johnson. go johnson!

Since: May 20, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2010 2:35 pm

UFC 113 live results: Koscheck vs. Daley

Daley is a bitch! He was all shookup because Koscheck totally dismantled him on the ground. He should be kicked out of the UFC forever. What a BITCH! But thats the norm for British fighters, ask Dan Henderson.

Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: May 9, 2010 1:56 pm

UFC 113 live results: Koscheck vs. Daley

Despite the first round "acting job" by Josh, I thought that he totally dominated this fight.  His strategy was quite simple - if you can't wrestle at least at a medicore level in this division then you will never be at the upper echelon with all of the above average wrestlers.  This is the second big match in this division when the wrestler completely negated the striker (GSP vs Hardy was the other one).  Daley was unable to stop Koscheck at all during this fight which unfortunately begs the question - who is teaching the grappling in Daley's/Hardy's camp?  I understand that both GSP and Koscheck will always be better wrestlers but both of these guys had absolutely no ability to even "check" a takedown attempt.  I would suggest that the camp seriously evaluates its grappling training in order for their fighters to have a better chance of winning - it is, after all, mixed martial arts.

As for Daley, the punch long after the fight indicated that he had seriously underestimated Koscheck because Koscheck was still standing after the blow.  This leads me to believe that Daley was outclassed for this fight and I tend to believe Josh when he says he could stand and strike with Daley.  I am getting concerned that the England fighters are a lot like the Pride fighters (except Henderson, Rua,etc) in that they are overhyped and underskilled to compete in the UFC.....

I commend White on his swift justice for Daley as MMA is a disciplined fighting sport and should not tolerate this breach of conduct.  I understand that these two hated each other and Koscheck was talking smack to him throughout the fight but MMA can't tolerate this type of conduct....And I am glad that White did something that the other organizations won't do - establish a policy of conduct inside the ring.....That is why the UFC continues to be the benchmark for the other MMA organizations in the world...

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