UFC 163 will feature a light heavyweight contender showdown in its co-main event.
No. 1 ranked Lyoto Machida battles No. 7 ranked Phil Davis.
Machida has won back-to-back fights since failing to re-capture the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, and both fights were supposed to earn him the next title shot. For various reasons, that shot at gold has not come to pass. Now, he has to take on a very dangerous Davis.
Davis has put together two wins in a row since failing in his contenders bout against Rashad Evans. That fight was a lesson for the young light heavyweight. On Saturday, he gets his chance to show the world he is ready for a title shot.
This important light heavyweight tilt is an intriguing matchup, and this is the head-to-toe breakdown heading in to Saturday.