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.