Anthony Johnson vs. Phil Davis: An Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown

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Anthony Johnson vs. Phil Davis: An Early Head-to-Toe Breakdown
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Dana White made the announcement via Twitter that Anthony Johnson would be returning to the UFC. He is scheduled to take on No. 4 ranked Phil Davis at UFC 172 in Baltimore.

Johnson returns to the UFC for the first time since January 2012 when he missed weight for a middleweight scrap against Vitor Belfort. After losing the fight via submission, he was cut from the roster. Since that time, he has gone 6-0 outside of the UFC to earn his way back into the organization.

Johnson made the move to light heavyweight and is 4-0 in the division. He is also 1-0 in the heavyweight division with a decision win over former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski.

Davis will return to the cage for the first time since a contentious decision win over Lyoto Machida at UFC 163. The contender will try to improve his stock in the division and prove himself to be a potential title challenger on the same card that the UFC light heavyweight championship will be defended.

This is an interesting light heavyweight tilt that could generate a lot of excitement. Here is an early breakdown of the Johnson-Davis fight before the two tangle in Baltimore.

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