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Monday, 06/03/2013, 04:16 pm

Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis Set To Duke It Out At UFC 163

Image Courtesy: MMAFighting.com

Image Courtesy: MMAFighting.com

Dana White and Joe Silva have evidently put in some hours over the weekend planning what the future of the UFC’s light heavyweight division will look like.

With the recent injury of Lil’ Nog, rumors were flying around that Lyoto Machida would replace him and fight Shogun Rua for a third time. After Chael Sonnen stepped up and offered his services as a replacement for Lil’ Nog, those rumors quickly fizzled and the bout between Sonnen and Rua is all but confirmed.

Lyoto Machida’s name is back in the headlines, though. This time, however, with a new opponent.

Phil Davis will be stepping into the octagon to face “The Dragon” at UFC 163, Portal Do Vale Tudo reports. Both fighters are riding a two-fight win streak, but this fight could have title implications for Lyoto Machida should he win.

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11 Comments to Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis Set To Duke It Out At UFC 163

  1. KIDD433 says:

    This is a stupid ass match up.Machida should be fighting Gustafson.Since Machida is #1 contender and Gustafson is #2 contender.Makes more sense right?

  2. Ddddddd says:

    I’ll bet Machida doesn’t want to wait. Phill is phucked.
    Or their feeding Gusafson to Johnny so people quit bitching about his size and reach.

  3. KIDD433 says:

    Il stop bitching about it when Jones goes to Heavyweight where he belongs.HW needs talent right now big time

  4. JAY says:

    Joe Silva is not stupid, If machida and Gus fight that leaves only one contender in division. He’s giving Machida a safe fight and Gus the title shot WATCH

  5. Bob'O says:

    Lyoto has already earned another title shot. This is a bullshit move by The UFC. ~$heopleNation

  6. GRT 3000 says:

    well this promises to be a fuckin’ snoozer…

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