Magalhaes: 10 seconds is enough time to submit Davis

 

UFC 159 features a classic wrestler vs. jiu-jitsu fight when Brazilian Vinny Magalhaes takes on Phil Davis. Magalhaes is a jiu-jitsu black belt under the famed Royler Gracie and medaled in both the 2009 and 2011 ADCC Submission World Wrestling Championships. Phil Davis won a 2008 NCAA title wrestling for Penn State and was a four-time All-American.

Although both have accomplished success at different high levels of grappling, on Saturday they fight in the Octagon as mixed martial artists and Magalhaes believes in a fight, the advantage is his:

"I feel there's so many different ways that I can win this fight," he said. "It's not that it's an easy fight. Phil is a great athlete. There's a reason why he's No. 8 in the official rankings. There's a reason why people think it's such a mismatch. He's a great athlete. But there's so many holes in his game, and I feel like his game is the perfect style for me. If he takes me down, 10 seconds is enough for me to submit him."

Davis is a 3-to-1 favorite in the fight. But Magalhaes, who comes in on a six-fight win streak of four submissions and a pair of knockouts since his most recent loss more than three years ago, plans to turn the odds – and his detractors – on their ears.

"I'm always on the Internet, and people are saying like, 'Oh, it's going to be a sloppy kickboxing match, and then Phil might get a takedown the last few seconds,'" he said. "That's not how it's going to go."

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nostripewhite site profile image  

4/28/13 12:52 PM by nostripewhite

Future career.

inf0 site profile image  

4/28/13 12:06 PM by inf0

I think Vinny was referring to his past career as a Sandwich artist(tm).  

Mufasatheking site profile image  

4/28/13 11:59 AM by Mufasatheking

Wrestler vs submission specialist always turns into a crappy k1 fight, ALWAYS

Never gonna pay Taxes site profile image  

4/28/13 11:56 AM by Never gonna pay Taxes

Couldn't do it in 15 mins

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

4/28/13 11:45 AM by ABE FROMAN

Lol

Mighty Cthulhu site profile image  

4/24/13 8:59 PM by Mighty Cthulhu

LNP would be a best-case scenario for Vinny; that's like trying to LNP against Demian Maia. Davis can't hang with Vinny on the ground. Much more likely is wall-and-stall.Probably a boring match, sad to say. Vinny's description of the internet criticism is a good summary of what is likely to happen ... shitty kickboxing, then Davis getting a takedown in the last 20 seconds to try to steal a round.

Mighty Cthulhu site profile image  

4/24/13 8:59 PM by Mighty Cthulhu

LNP would be a best-case scenario for Vinny; that's like trying to LNP against Demian Maia. Davis can't hang with Vinny on the ground. Much more likely is wall-and-stall.Probably a boring match, sad to say. Vinny's description of the internet criticism is a good summary of what is likely to happen ... shitty kickboxing, then Davis getting a takedown in the last 20 seconds to try to steal a round.

MDKSDMF site profile image  

4/24/13 8:39 PM by MDKSDMF

the only way vinny could do this would be to drop phil after the glove tap ( if they do) and then lock on a sub which in all honestly would take over 10 seconds. but i am def pulling for vin in this fight. i love watching the alliance guys but im more a fan of vin so WAR VINNY

ChaosOverkill site profile image  

4/24/13 8:03 AM by ChaosOverkill

I fear a Davis LNP performance coming



 

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