Archive: phil davis

Aug 6, 2013 11:03 am

UFC 163 Medical Suspensions: Aldo and Jung Both Out Over 3 Months

  UFC 163 took a toll on its competitors.  Among the 10 fighters on the main card, 4 received suspensions of 90 days or more.  Headliners Chan Sung Jung and featherweight champion Jose Aldo (whose injured foot is pictured above) each received suspensions for injuries apparent to many viewers.   By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA  ...

Aug 6, 2013 8:13 am

Bisping: Machida needs to change his style

This past weekend at UFC 163 in Brazil, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (19-4 MMA, 11-4 UFC) lost a controversial split decision to Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (12-1 MMA, 8-1 UFC) in the evenings co-main event. Many people have blamed bad judging for the fights decision, but UFC middleweight contender Michael Bisping (24-5...

Aug 5, 2013 9:55 am

Quick Twitt | Brandon Vera Fires Off At Stann For Machida vs. Davis Commentary

Longtime UFC staple, Brandon Vera, took to Facebook/Twitter following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event between Phil Davis and Lyoto Machida to comment on his disgust for Joe Rogan stand in, Brian Stann. Check it out: Phil Davis is a longtime stablemate at the Alliance training center in San Diego, California where Brandon Vera trains,...

Aug 5, 2013 9:25 am

UFC 163 Post-Fight: Machida Wants A Rematch, Davis Thinks He Deserved Victory

Following last weekend’s UFC 163 co-main event talks of controversy filled the airwaves. With a very close fight, many thought Machida had done enough to earn victory over Phil Davis and retain his number one contender slot. Lyoto wants a rematch to prove he can beat Davis and Davis is looking on towards a title...

Aug 4, 2013 9:19 am

UFC 163: Press Conference Highlights

A Dana White-less press conference at UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro revealed several nuggets for the company’s future in the country. Marshall Zelaznik said that plans are made for another busy 2014 in Brazil but with the World Cup and a major election to circumnavigate. Featherweight champion Jose Aldo successfully defended his title with...

Aug 3, 2013 9:12 pm

UFC 163 Results: Phil Davis Upsets Lyoto Machida in Controversial Stunner

The co-main event was a light-heavyweight tilt with potential title ramifications as Lyoto Machida took on Phil Davis A measured first round saw Machida looking to counter Davis. Machida landed successfully with his usual blinding speed. Davis didn’t look for a takedown for the majority of the round. Whenever Machida would land, even a minor...

Aug 1, 2013 10:02 am

Lyoto Machida Says UFC Demanded Rematch for Anderson Silva

UFC 163 fighter and former UFC champion Lyoto Machida knows a little something about title rematches as his consecutive bouts with Mauricio Rua started a streaky run for ‘The Dragon’. Now Machida weighs in on a situation concerning his friend and former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva. In an interview with O Globo, Machida covered...

Jul 30, 2013 10:55 am

Free Fight Video | Phil Davis vs. Tim Boetsch

Phil ‘Mr. Wonderful’ Davis sprinkles some powerful leg kicks in with his signature wrestling skills to send yet another opponent down to a new weight division.

Jul 29, 2013 12:05 pm

Machida Comfortable With Wrestling Ability Of Phil Davis

“I feel very comfortable with striking. I’ve fought many wrestlers; I know how to deal with them. So I feel very confident my striking will be the difference in this fight.” This weekend former UFC light-heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida, faces wrestling standout, Phil Davis in the co-main event of UFC 163. As he tells it...

Jul 23, 2013 9:00 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Phil Davis Open To Facing Teammate Gustafsson For Title

With Phil Davis getting ready to step inside the cage against Lyoto Machida and his teammate Gustafsson prepping for a showdown with Jon Jones, the two light-heavyweights could be on a collision course against each other. This possibility is what ‘Mr. Wonderful’ calls a win-win-win situation.

Jul 18, 2013 10:23 am

VIDEO | UFC 163: Phil Davis Ready To Start His Legacy Off Machida Win

“What makes me so confident in this run for the title? I know what I’m willing to do to make it happen. Machida was next in line for a title shot. Wining against him will put me up in the contender race. What makes Lyoto Machida so unique is that he is quite effective at...

Jun 28, 2013 11:11 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 2) | Phil Davis Talks Upcoming Fight With Lyoto Machida, Would Fight Teammate Gustafsson For Title

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA UFC light heavyweight fighter Phil Davis spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night, talking about past and upcoming fights for ‘Mr. Wonderful.’ For Davis (11-1), his last appearance in the Octagon was only three months ago, where he defeated jiu jitsu phenom, Vinny Magalhaes, in a unanimous decision victory.  Leading up to...

Jun 27, 2013 3:28 pm

Machida Wants Title Shot With Win Over Phil Davis

“I think with this next victory that I’ll have, I will be the next contender, for sure. I have some keys on how to win Jon Jones. I was very close [to] the victory against Jones. Maybe if somebody gives me a rematch, I can get that.” In a recent interview with sherdog.com, former UFC...

Jun 21, 2013 10:28 am

UFC 163 Odds: Jose Aldo & Lyoto Machida open as big favorites

The betting lines for both the UFC 163 main and co-main events have been unveiled and they’re pretty lopsided. Brazilians Jose Aldo and Lyoto Machida have opened as big favorites over their respective opponents Chan Sung Jung and Phil Davis. Here’s a look at the lines (via BestFightOdds): UFC Featherweight Championship:  Champ Jose Aldo -560 ...

Jun 3, 2013 4:16 pm

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

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...

May 14, 2013 9:27 am

UFC Fan Expo to Feature First MMA Combine in July

The UFC will be bringing the first-ever MMA Combine to the UFC Fan Expo prior to UFC 162 on July 6.   The MMA Combine will be similar to the popular NFL Combine held every year before the draft, where college athletes perform tests to demonstrate their athletic abilities for scouts and professional teams.  The...

Apr 26, 2013 9:31 am

UFC 159’s Phil Davis Accused Of Domestic Violence

Before I run this report, it should be known, that anyone can be accused of anything, and just like in a court-of-law, people should be treated as innocent until proven guilty. However, there have been files charged and TMZ got the scoop. According to legal docs — obtained by TMZ — Vantris Patterson claims Davis...