UFC News: Is a Fight with Rashad Evans out of Phil Davis' League?
UFC 133 Will Show Fans How Advanced Phil Davis Really Is
Some fans think that the UFC has rushed Phil Davis to the top. He has is 9-0 in his MMA career and is 5-0 in the UFC.His resume doesn't stop there. While wrestling at Penn State, Davis compiled a 116-17 record with being named an All-American four times and winning one national title. Obviously, he is one of the most decorated prospects to enter the UFC. So why do some feel he is rushed?
I love to watch Phil Davis fight. He is a top three wrestler in the light heavyweight division. While he has his strengths, Davis is not without weaknesses. His striking game is average at best and he becomes overly aggressive with his takedowns. When Davis has problems and his takedowns are being stuffed, he can become flustered. Fans saw this in his fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
He now faces Rashad Evans and the winner will face Jon "Bones" Jones, or Rampage Jackson, for the title. Evans will be Davis' toughest test to date. It is a serious jump up in the division for Davis. Rashad's talents cannot be ignored. His striking has come a long way and his ground game is one of elite proportions.
Personally, I think that Davis should have been given two more fights before jumping into the top five. I am rooting for Phil Davis when he steps into the octagon during UFC 133. Rashad will stuff Davis' takedowns and force him to stand up and go toe-to-toe. If Davis hasn't improved his striking, Evans will make it seem like clockwork. I think that Evans will win this fight and it won't make it into the third round.
Whether or not Davis wins, he still has a very bright future in the UFC.
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