Elliott's solid American folk style wrestling against Bagautinov's Judo, Sambo, and Greco Roman skills made for an awesome clash of styles. A close fight played out with Elliott constantly working offense, but Bagautinov defended well and returned fire with much more authority. Elliott never stopped attacking, was the busier fighter, and even landed more takedowns but he just couldn’t rattle the Russian. Every single strike or takedown attempt the Russian threw was with maximum effort and bad intentions and the judges rewarded him with a decision victory. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
2013 is all but a wrap. By the time this year is over there will have been 33 UFC events and 386 fights in the worlds top MMA promotion. This year gave us some fantastic fights, interesting stye clashes, spectacular striking demos, and cerebral ground battles. There was something for everyone this year and though there was consistently great fights, a few of them stand out from the pack. Here are the 10 best UFC fights of 2013.
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