Fight Night 24 Results: Phil Davis is still unbeaten, defeats Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via a Unanimous DecisionPosted on March 26, 2011, 11:35 PM by Anton Gurevich
Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis improved his unbeaten MMA record to 9-0, this time defeating the crafty veteran Antonio Rogerio "Minotoro" Nogueira via a Unanimous Decision. The fight served as a headliner for the SpikeTV-aired UFC Fight Night 24, taking place at the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington.
Despite the result, not everything went so well for Phil Davis during the first parts of the fight. Little Nog managed to stop all four of his opponent's takedown attempts, turning Mr. Wonderful into Mr. Disappointing. The Brazilian veteran also enjoyed a visible advantage in striking, while Phil Davis struggled to find the right rhythm inside the Octagon.
However, the momentum changed when Davis finally got the takedown in Round 2. The young prospect unleashed fury with ground and pound from the top, followed by a series of vicious knees to the body. Remotivated Davis continued with the same pattern in Round 3, once again controlling Nogueira from the top. Little Nog failed to execute his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu game, as Phil Davis cruised to Wonderful Decision Victory.
All judges scored the fight 30-27 in favor of Phil Davis, in what was the fourth Unanimous Decision of his career. The fight against Nogueira could serve as a very valuable lesson for Davis, who still has a lot to work on before he challenges the current elite of his division. Stephan Bonnar could be a very interesting test for the young star.