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UFC 159: Phil Davis Vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes

Our first of “heated verbal battles” takes place at 205 pounds, as Phil Davis (10-1) takes on Vinny Magalhaes (10-5). These two have traded words through Twitter since late in 2012. The referee will be Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: No chance of a touch of gloves, as expected, and Magalhaes throws a head kick right off the start. Front kick from the Brazilian follows, while Davis throws his own head kick. Davis landed a nice blow that appeared to have Magalhaes stunned, but was unable to finish it. Magalhaes catches a kick and drops Davis, taking his back, grabbing his left arm, locking a hook in, but Davis gets out. Magalhaes says he caught an eye poke, backs up asking for a break, but the ref saw nothing and tells him to continue. Davis connecting with his combos at ease, firing them off at will.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round 2: Magalhaes lands a right hand that backs Davis up quickly. Davis throws a front kick, but Magalhaes is unable to grab it and score a takedown off it. Davis slips under and scores a takedown as Magalhaes pulls guard. No ground battle, as Davis backs up and they stand. Left by “Mr. Wonderful” gets through, as plenty of swelling forming on the face of Magalhaes. Magalhaes looks to have heavy feet with two minutes left in this round, struggling to throw anything and eating a lot of jabs. Davis, again, is able to take him down but wants nothing to do with the submission game and they stand. All Davis in these final minutes, sticking, picking and moving.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round 3: Between rounds, the corner of Magalhaes was pleading with him to take Davis down. Left by Magalhaes looks to hurt Davis, as he backs up and flinches. Takedown by Davis and he quickly moves away. Head kick by Magalhaes misses. A minute left and no real sense of urgency from Magalhaes outside of a pair of front kicks that get blocked. Nice embrace after, as these two talked quite a bit before, but seem to be fine going forward.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)