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UFC 163: Davis v. Machida: Results!

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Machida Launches Forward With A Flurry Of Punches!

Top Light Heavyweights Phil Davis and Lyota Machida squared off in the co-main event of the evening. Even after defeating Dan Henderson back at UFC 157, Machida again found himself in the position of trying to re-earn a title shot that had already been promised. Davis on the other hand came into the bout with his sole loss coming against former title contender Rashad Evans. He displayed good footwork against his elusive foe early on, but Machida found his rhythm as the fight progressed. The real difference was Davis’s ability to score takedowns toward the end of each of the first two rounds. Machida’s legendary take down defense was on display as he thwarted the majority of Davis’s attempts, but the takedowns he did allow were likely his demise in the eyes of the judge. While Machida was able to mix it up well on the feet and land accurate punches and kicks, Davis was able to do just enough to eke out the first two rounds and the decision. It was certainly a tough pill to swallow for Machida and the Brazilian crowd, and the loss ends his title aspirations for the time being. It remains to be seen just how far Davis can rise in the division.

Winner: Phil Davis, 3rd Round Unanimous Decision

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  • Where_Are_All_The_Heroes

    Very Disappointing result. It just goes to show how completely unbalanced the scoring is within the UFC. I feel for Davis in that post fight conference as he tasted the sour of defeated questioning despite the extra tally in his win Column, but feel much worse for Machida as he would seemingly be launched back another fight at least to the title shot he had already once been promised. I want to hear Dana White’s comments on what I feel is yet another scoring mishap and hear what he and Joe Silva might be contemplating for both Phil and Lyoto’s next fights.