Not too long ago Phil Davis was one win away from a title shot.  He had put together a three fight win streak and had already beaten such fighters as Alexander Gustafsson, “Little Nog” and former champion Lyoto Machida.  Then he fought Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and after suffering a very disappointing defeat in that fight it seems like he has a long way to go before he gets a shot at the champion Jon Jones. On Saturday night October 25, 2014, live from the sold out Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, at UFC 179: Aldo v. Mendes 2, Davis will have his opportunity to prove to the world that he is an elite level fighter and one deserving of a title shot as he takes on former title contender in Glover Teixeria. Davis will have to get back to his roots and use his world class wrestling to find a way to get this fight to the ground if he is going to defeat Teixeira.  Teixeira has world class boxing and will have the advantage in the striking aspect of this fight.

Above you can watch what I am talking about as Davis was able to use his wrestling to out work Gustafsson and land a beautiful anaconda choke earning him a 1st round submission victory.  If Davis is going to get back to his winning ways and have any hope of working his way back up the ladder and back into title contention he will need to get back to using his wrestling and not relying on his striking.  If her relies on his striking against Teixeira it could be a short night for Davis. (Video courtesy of the UFC)


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Josh Davis
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Josh Davis is the owner and President of The MMA Corner, LLC. He has been a fan of mixed martial arts since seeing UFC 1 in his hometown. In addition to his The MMA Corner responsibilities, Josh is the editor of Scrapp! Fight Magazine. Josh has also written for MMA Unleashed and MMA Sports magazines. Josh also manages some of Colorado's best up and coming fighters and is dedicated to the positive promotion of the sport.