UFC 172 Play-by-Play: Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson

April 25, 2014
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Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson

Round 1: They touch gloves to start the round.  Johnson inches forward.  Davis circles on the outside.  He circles away from Johnson’s right hand.  Johnson lands an uppercut.  Davis looks for a takedown and gets hit with a right hand.  Davis answers with a right hand of his own.  Johnson moves forward.  Johnson lands another uppercut.  Davis lands a kick to the body.  He lands another kick to the body, but Johnson lands a counter right hand.  Johnson lands another uppercut that forces Davis to try to get a takedown.  Davis is cut.  Johnson fends off the takedown attempt and lands shots.  Davis gets to his feet and runs.  He looks for a takedown, but Johnson stuffs it.  Johnson lands an outside leg kick.  Johnson looks relaxed.  He steps in with a jab.  Johnson stalks Davis.  He lands a right hand.  Davis moves away.  Johnson lands a stiff jab.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Johnson.

Round 2: Johnson pressures Davis.  They exchange leg kicks.  Johnson misses with a huge right hand.  Davis is short on his shots.  Johnson presses forward.  Davis is moving laterally on the outside.  Davis looks for a takedown and Johnson stuffs it.  Davis lands a leg kick and Johnson counters with a right hand.  Johnson lets a high kick go.  He moves in with a right hand.  Johnson lands a stiff jab.  Davis jumps in with a superman punch.  Johnson catches a kick by Davis and lands a counter uppercut.  He lands a front kick to the body.  Davis dives under a kick trying to get the fight the ground.  Johnson turns and gets free.  The pace slows and the round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Johnson.

Round 3: Davis circles to his right.  Johnson lands a right hand to the body.  Johnson moves forward with his jab.  Davis lands a leg kick and Johnson counters with a right hand.  Davis looks for a takedown, but Johnson stuffs the attempt.  Davis throws a high kick that’s blocked.  Davis closes the distance.  They exchange punches to the body inside the clinch position.  Johnson fires a knee and Davis backs away.  Johnson lands a leg kick followed by a right hand.  Davis can’t get the fight to the ground.  Johnson switches stances.  He lands a kick to the body.  Davis misses with a head kick.  Davis jumps in and Johnson clinches and lands a right hand.  Davis retreats. Johnson lands a stiff jab.  He works for a single leg takedown along the fence.  Johnson gets his leg free and they separate.  Johnson inches forward.  Davis lands a left hand.  Johnson looks to get Johnson down.  Davis lands elbows to the side of his head.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Johnson.

The judges scored the fight for Johnson by unanimous decision.  All three scorecards read 30-27.

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