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The rematch between Phil Davis and Wagner Prado was originally believed to go down Oct. 5, but it will now be featured on the main card of UFC 153.
The first contest ended in disaster as an inadvertent eye poke left Prado unable to continue. The pain of not being able to do anything in an UFC debut was evident on Prado's face and Davis was quick to apologize for the incident.
Now that Prado is adequately prepared for the eye poke (see picture), the two can finally get down to business.
It wasn't long ago that Davis was only a fight away from challenging for the UFC Light Heavyweight title. An ugly loss to Rashad Evans sent him back into the shark tank of challengers and he now welcomes Prado to the Octagon.
Despite having a background in amateur wrestling, Davis is anything but a lay and pray fighter. His striking continues to evolve and his submission game is getting better as well. Davis could very easily present the "perfect package" of skills in the light heavyweight division.
Countering Davis' well rounded skills for Prado means utilizing his devastating Muay Thai. The Brazilian has some heavy strikes and I'm sure we will hear "Muay Thai wrecking machine" used at least once by Joe Rogan tonight to describe Prado.
He has a competent ground game as well due to training with the Nogueira brothers. Will it be enough to counter Davis' wrestling? Can Prado use his striking to take Davis out before the fight even gets to the ground?
These are just a few of the questions fans will look to get answered when these two face off.