Lyoto Machida: Phil Davis Has Never Experienced Someone With My Style

Lyoto Machida: Phil Davis Has Never Experienced Someone With My Style

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Former Light-Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will look to extend his win streak to three when he squares off against Phil Davis at UFC 163. The Japanese-Brazilian (or ‘Japilian’) karate master will look to use his elusiveness against the wrestling whizz ‘Mr Wonderful’.

The Pennsylvanian native, Davis, will also look to improve his win streak to three against Machida. His recent wins over Wagner Prado and Vinny Magalhaes have put Davis in good standing at 205. The winner of this fight will arguably be right in the middle of a busy title mix.

A lot of people think this will be a squash match for Machida against Davis, but there are no easy fights at the top level, and Machida is well aware of this. Check out The Dragon’s pre fight interview, courtesy of UFC.com, and stay tuned to Lowkick!

 
 
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  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/falcon4917 falcon4917

    Machida gets this fight done in my opinion.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/InfiniteEnigma InfiniteEnigma

      agreed. Phil is cool, but a less dynamic fighter than Shad was when Lyoto KO'd him. Lyoto stuffs any wrestler, last time Dan only took him down one time, when Machida was already leaning in the direction he fell. He will stuff Phil all night ( no homo pun intended ) and out strike him easily. Probably decision, but a KO would be nice.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Dabs Dabs

      Has ANYONE ever fought anybody with Machida's style?! Haha

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/soiWANNABEafighter soiWANNABEafighter

    Well why do I have the funny feeling we will see an upset ? Davis by knock down and GnP TKO. Sounds crazy !? But I will trust in my gut feeling this time and bet some cash.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

      No way. Davis' only chance of a win is through lay-n-pray. Lyoto is way too slick from the bottom for Davis to GNP out. The only guy at LHW I see beating Machida that way is Jones. That said and adding the caveat that I am taking Machida in the picks, Davis can win, I just don't think it is likely or that he can do it in an impressive manner.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Dabs Dabs

      …you're thinking about Chris vs Anderson too much.

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/soiWANNABEafighter soiWANNABEafighter

        Chris? …..Chris Leben? – why would I ? Seriously…..

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

          You think his red hair is ****!

          • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

            S,e,X,Y! my God this censor krap makes me punch my refrigerator!

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

    I think Davis is better at putting people on their back than he gets credit. Lyoto will have to run backwards to avid the double.

    Of course, we all know he can do that.

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/cranestyle cranestyle

      Doh. Avoid not "avid".

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

        Thats a pretty avid description of the fight. 8))

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/IChokePeople IChokePeople

      Agreed. That said Lyoto's Sumo background gives him excellent TDD as well. He is very hard to get on his back and wily once there.

  • http://lowkickmma.com/author/akieyugames akieyugames

    Lyoto is going to Rung Away with the win! If ya know watimean!

    • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

      He's gonna run away with it too!

      • http://lowkickmma.com/author/akieyugames akieyugames

        damn, too much alcohol, i meant run, not rung, or did I meant rum?

        • http://lowkickmma.com/author/Entity Entity

          Thats why I like coming here, it puts a smile on my face.