UFC Fight Night 24: Results and Reaction to Saturday Night's Fights

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UFC Fight Night 24: Results and Reaction to Saturday Night's Fights
Phil Davis

That's the thing I love about the morning after a UFC card. You've always got stuff to chew on.

It's time to recap UFC Fight Night 24, which took place on Saturday night at Key Arena in Seattle. While it didn't have quite the hype and outcome like last week's title fight between Jon Jones and Shogun Rua, there's still a lot to discuss.

Phil Davis showed he's continuing to progress and grow as a young fighter with his unanimous decision over veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. Just like Brendan Schaub did last week with Cro Cop, Davis showed he can hang in there and compete with an experienced, talented veteran.

It definitely came with plenty of endurance and perseverance.

"I was falling apart when I was in this training camp," Davis told Sherdog.com. "I had all types of injuries. I didn’t know if I could make this fight. I just stayed prayerful."

To those already throwing out that crazy talk about a fight between Davis and "Bones" Jones: Wait for it, wait for it. I'm not saying it's a stupid thought at all, but let's see Davis keep developing. If it's meant to be, I have a feeling it will happen soon enough.

Other fights saw Anthony Johnson win a unanimous decision over Dan Hardy, and Amir Sadollah continued to evolve and grow with a second-round submission of DaMarques Johnson.

Of course, the fight many are talking about was between Leonard Garcia and Chan Sung Jung. It was a rematch from last year's WEC bout; Jung made history when he dropped a move called the twister on Garcia, who tapped out with one second left in the second round.

It was the first time in UFC history the move had been used.

A total of 14,212 fans attended the fights, which the Seattle Times reported was the largest for any of the Ultimate Fight Night events. UFC president Dana White also told the paper they would be returning and would likely bring a pay-per-view card to the city.

Hey, let's talk more about that and look back at the fights as well. 

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