Turns out The Natural still has what it takes

Sometimes you just don't know what to expect in the wild world of the UFC, writes The Magazine's Ryan Hockensmith. And UFC 74: Respect was no different.

Updated: August 27, 2007, 5:44 PM ET
By Ryan Hockensmith | ESPN The Magazine

As expected, Randy Couture again pulled off the unexpected. At 44 and badly undersized to be fighting at heavyweight, Couture nonetheless defended his title at UFC 74: Respect by dismantling younger, bigger challenger Gabriel Gonzaga. Despite being outweighed by almost 25 pounds and giving up 16 years, Couture again choked out Father Time. In this case, he kept Gonzaga pinned against the cage, landed one compact right uppercut after another and essentially won the fight with a wicked first-round ...

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