Evans picking Johnson to smash, KO Davis
In the co-main event of UFC 172, Phil Davis takes on Anthony Johnson in an intriguing matchup of styles. Johnson is a former welterweight who has a solid wrestling background and heavy hands; Davis is a stud wrestler who is starting to learn striking.
As a fellow light heavyweight in the UFC, Rashad Evans recently gave his take on the fight:
“AJ is going to be tough. AJ is going to be up there. I think AJ is going to be one of the best guys in the division. I think he is going to smash Phil Davis. I believe he is going to smash him. I love Phil Davis progression. I think Phil has come along and he is starting to come into his own as a fighter and starting to figure out his game a little more which has been impressive, but I think he's not ready for somebody like AJ. He is going to be too physical. AJ is going to be too strong and he hits like hard, hard. I think he is going to knock Phil out.”