Rising UFC 205lbs. prospect Phil Davis has the biggest test of his young career in front of him in former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans.
Since 2005, Evans has fought some of the top competition in the world in twelve fights within the UFC, while Davis only debuted last year. Though the undefeated “Mr. Wonderful” has moved quickly, racking up four of his nine career victories in the UFC, the edge in experience clearly goes to Evans. No matter, Davis tells Tatame.com, the younger buck believes he can beat Evans in the department where “Suga” made his name: wrestling.
“I think he has pretty good wrestling for MMA, but I guess I’m a little bit kind of a better wrestler, but he’s good in mixing the strikes in Wrestling, so it’s not bad. But I think I’m better,” said Davis.
A NCAA Division-1 All-American at Penn State, Davis could very well be granted a title shot with a win over the former champion. At 26-years-old and with only a little over two years’ experience in the sport, does Davis think he is ready to hold the title?
“I feel it’s like one of those things you don’t know until you win a belt, I’ll only know it when I actually get it done,” he said.
Davis and Evans will square off this August 6 at UFC 133, which takes place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.