Saturday, February 28, 2009

War Machine Ends El Toro’s Run

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War Machine made his first trip to Quebec a memorable one, leaving the Cepsum Amphitheatre with a big win over the previously unbeaten Guillaume "El Toro" Delorenzi in the main event at XMMA 7 “Inferno” on Friday.

A replacement for Phil Baroni on two weeks’ notice, the fighter formerly known as Jon Koppenhaver took the fight to the ground, where the welterweights battled back and forth. For every War Machine takedown, de Lorenzi had the answer, often reversing the controversial UFC veteran. With a little less than a minute remaining in the round, War Machine secured the rear mount though, and feverously worked in a rear-naked choke, giving de Lorenzi no choice but to concede.

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