When the scores were read at UFC 163: Aldo vs. Korean Zombie after the co-main event between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis was complete, most believed Machida’s name would be called out.
However, it was “Mr. Wonderful” claiming the unanimous decision victory, stunning Brazil and Machida.
“I’ve been a fan (of Machida’s) since I started watching the UFC, please don’t boo,” Davis said. “My strategy was to get takedowns all the time.”
Davis scored a takedown at the end of both the first and second rounds, giving him the look of being in control. Machida appeared to be the more effective striker, but that didn’t translate with the judges.
“I don’t know what the UFC rules are,” Machida said. “Just listen to the crowd reaction.”