Due to the Matt Serra-Frank Trigg fight ending so quickly, they are airing the Brian Stann Vs. Phil Davis preliminary bout.
Brian Stann Vs. Phil Davis
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and start to circle. Davis looking good, moving well. They are feeling each other out. Davis forces Stann against the cage. Stann defends well. Stann gets off the fence. Davis lands a kick. They trade punches. Davis tentative. Davis gets the takedown, lands in side control. Moves to half guard. They scramble. Davis gets Stann’s back. Moves to mount. Stann holding on, trying to hip escape. Davis throwing punches. Gets Stann’s back again, flattens him out and landing punches. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Phil Davis.
Round 2: Stann lands a kick. Stann pushing forward with a good combo. Davis lands a body kick, throws a right and goes for the takedown. He gets it and moves into half guard. Davis gets mount, double grapevine’s Stann. Stann scrambles to half guard. Davis isolating Stann’s right arm, looking for kimura, Davis switches to arm triangle. Gets back to full mount, gets his back, goes back to mount. Davis landing punches. Davis gets Stann’s back again. Davis posturing up and landing punches. Davis tries to scramble out, Davis all over him. Davis holds Stann in the cradle and lands knees to the body. Davis in north-south position. Fightline.com scores the round 10-8 for Phil Davis.
Round 3: They touch gloves. Davis throws a kick. Davis moving well. Drops for the takedown, gets Stann down against the cage. Stann trying to get a kimura, gives up his back. Davis gets one hook in. Davis in Stann’s half guard, moves to side control. Davis gets full mount, lands punches to the body. Stann hip escapes, they scramble, Davis gets Stann’s back with both hooks in. Back to full mount. Davis controlling as they roll from back to front. Davis goes for an armbar. Round ends. Fightline.com scores the round 10-9 for Phil Davis.
Phil Davis defeated Brian Stann via unanimous decision (no scores were announced).