Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis: Breaking Down the FightMetric Numbers

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Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis: Breaking Down the FightMetric Numbers
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They didn't headline the card, but much of the chatter exiting UFC 163 has focused around the results of Phil Davis vs. Lyoto Machida.

The two light heavyweight contenders met one another in a three-round contest that saw both men exchange offensive charges. Machida was once again involved in a close decision on the scorecards, which has become the norm for the karate fighter.

Davis would end up taking the decision by scores of 29-28, but it's clear many fans aren't digging the scorecards. Most will argue that Machida should've won, but what do the stats say?

As the line goes, numbers don't lie.

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