Rashad Evans wins decision over Phil Davis

source: mmafighting.com

Rashad Evans out-slugged Phil Davis for 25 minutes to win a unanimous decision in the main event of Saturday night's UFC on FOX 2 show.

With the win, Evans will earn a UFC light heavyweight title shot against Jon Jones, assuming Evans suffered no injuries and is healthy enough to fight in April.

The fight wasn't the kind of barn-burner that the UFC and Fox were surely hoping for, and many in the crowd at the United Center booed as the event drew to a close. But it was the win Evans needed to get another crack at the title. All three judges gave all five rounds to Evans.

"I fought at a pretty high pace but I felt like I wanted to put it away and just didn't get the chance," Evans said. "I'm kind of disappointed by that."

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Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis Vs. Rashad "Sugar" Evans
Fight was scheduled for 5 rounds (5x5x5x5x5)
Name Phil Davis <a href=Phil Davis" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=130&q=75&x=56&y=8&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=phil-davis.jpg" />
Height 6′ 2″ (187.96 cm)
Weight 205 (92.99 kg)
Record 8-0-0
Team Alliance MMA
Name Rashad Evans <a href=Rashad Evans" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=80&q=75&x=63&y=19&w=90&h=120&ro=0&s=CCD2C483-1D09-6BFC-E5A0B87711BF3FBB.jpg" />
Height 5′ 11″ (180.34 cm)
Weight 203 (92.08 kg)
Record 16-1-1
Team Jackson's Submission Fighting
Rashad Evans defeated Phil Davis by Unanimous Decision (50-45,50-45,50-45)


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SQUEEZIE site profile image  

1/29/12 12:10 PM by SQUEEZIE

fucking funny!

Greenup site profile image  

1/29/12 1:16 AM by Greenup

Rashads ability to close the distance was very good even landing more jabs while both were trading them. He powers out and explodes through transitions for dominant positions and honestly outworked him almost every min of the fight. His striking while dropping to stuff strikes looked very sharp. I think he could have got the ko but fought safe to make sure he got to jones. Also it was good to see him checking all those kicks to protect his knee. Jones vs evans is gonna be a fun fight.

SteTheMan1988 site profile image  

1/29/12 12:48 AM by SteTheMan1988

Both these fighters are evasive wrestleboxers this fight was never going to be exciting.You have Davis on one side using his reach advantage to keep Rashad at bay and you have Rashad who was staying miles away anyway because thats his style. I'm not bashing but that 5th round was hard to watch. Nothing I hate more than fighters just seeing out a decision loss throwing high kicks and superman punches at thin air. You would never see the likes of Shogun or Wand accepting defeat like that but Davis is young.

Yun site profile image  

1/29/12 12:38 AM by Yun

ya, rashad was scared of rampage's striking so he had to take it to the ground. And rashad couldn't even touch machida, so most likely he's going to try to take jones down but probably get fuked up on the way cuz jones took care of both rampage and machida's strike without a problem...

BJJkilla site profile image  

1/28/12 10:37 PM by BJJkilla

^ yet rampage was able to do something during the fight. davis didn't and he had an extra 2 rounds over rampage. davis is going to improve but he's not ready to fight top 5 guys until he improves his striking so he can set up his takedowns better.

Anarkis site profile image  

1/28/12 10:33 PM by Anarkis

Rashad wall humped Rampage the whole fight.

hankatron site profile image  

1/28/12 10:20 PM by hankatron

The biggest positive from this fight us that it doesn't look like Evans is hurt at all so he and JBJ can have as good a camp and fight as possible.

Body Shots site profile image  

1/28/12 10:20 PM by Body Shots

Fight was fucking boring

sevenwithcheese site profile image  

1/28/12 10:19 PM by sevenwithcheese

I forgot about that, and no it was a woman screaming instructions when the crowd quieted in the 5th.