Veteran light heavyweight Krzysztof Soszynski had to deal with two changes of opponent before the bout, but eventually picked up a one-sided decision win over an undersized Mike Massenzio at UFC 131.
What was the high spot of this fight?
To be honest, there wasn't one. Maybe the big knees to the body from K-Sos in the third round? Other than that, there wasn't a lot going on in any round, unless you appreciate takedowns being stuffed.
Where do these guys go from here?
K-Sos (I am NOT trying to spell that again) is basically in the same position he was before this fight. He was scheduled to face Anthony Perosh, then Igor Pokrajac, but both bowed out with injuries. I can definitely see the UFC going back to one of those two matchups in the near future.
Mike Massenzio was in a really tough position here. He had been released once from the UFC after going 1-2, and obviously any fighter is looking for a way back into the organization. His was taking a fight against a guy that easily had 20 pounds on him and he never stood much of a chance. The UFC loves guys like this that will step up though, and he'll more than likely get another shot, this time at middleweight. Probably against a TUF 11 castmember.
Watch it now, later, or never?
Never. This was an ugly fight between a natural middleweight in Massenzio that just couldn't handle the much bigger K-Sos. Twelve minutes of failed takedown attempts does not make for much entertainment value.
More UFC 131 Results and Analysis from Bloody Elbow after the jump.
UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Impresses and Other Post-Hangover Thoughts - Brent Brookhouse
UFC 131 Results: FightMetric Reports for Dos Santos vs. Carwin, Florian vs. Nunes, and Maia vs. Munoz - Mike Fagan
UFC 131 Results: The Reality of Kenny Florian's Run in the UFC's Featherweight Division - Leland Roling
UFC 131 Results: Kenny Florian vs. Diego Nunes Fight Video Highlights
UFC 131 Results: Was This Shane Carwin's Last Chance? - Fraser Coffeen
UFC 131 Results: What's Next For Show's Winners? - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin Fight Video Highlights
UFC 131 Results: Brainless Judging Prominent Despite Cageside Monitors - Leland Roling
UFC 131 Results: Shane Carwin's Battered Face Says It All - Kid Nate
UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Is Coming for Champ Cain Velasquez - Kid Nate
UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos vs. Shane Carwin Post-Fight Recap and Analysis - Mike Fagan
Bad Boy Presents Bloody Elbow Radio - Episode 45: UFC 131 Results Review
UFC 131 Post-Fight Press Conference Video
UFC 131 Results: Junior dos Santos Outclasses Shane Carwin to Earn Title Shot - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Carwin vs. dos Santos - Play by Play and Live Commentary
UFC 131 Results: Kenny Florian Survives Scare, Bests Diego Nunes - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Mark Munoz Edges Demian Maia - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Dave Herman Stops Jon Olav Einemo - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Donald Cerrone's Kicks Too Much for Vagner Rocha - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Sam Stout Lays Out Yves Edwards - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Chris Weidman Submits Jesse Bongfeldt - Matt Bishop
UFC 131 Results: Krzysztof Soszynski Decisions Mike Massenzio - Leland Roling
UFC 131 Results: Nick Ring Demolishes James Head After Early Scare - Leland Roling
UFC 131 Results: Dustin Poirier Edges Jason Young in Exciting Battle - Leland Roling
UFC 131 Results: Joey Beltran TKO's Aaron Rosa in Wild Affair - Leland Roling
UFC 131 Results: Darren Elkins Defeats Michihiro Omigawa by Unanimous Decision - Leland Roling