There has been something missing from the Light-Heavyweight division as of late. Does anyone remember Phil Davis, the No. 4 ranked fighter in the division? The man who barely defeated Lyoto Machida in his last outing?
Well, it turns out he has been training and just waiting for a fight, and he just received the call. As the MMA gods have shown, sometimes they can be cruel, but other times they take pity on us fans and throw us a great fight, which is what we received, as Davis has signed on to fight the returning Anthony Johnson. Johnson has just signed a new contract with the UFC after permanently moving up to the Light-Heavyweight division and building a six fight win streak. Unfortunately for Johnson, that win streak is about to be destroyed.
Johnson has been on a tear as of late, but he just signed a check that he cannot cash. He has always been a pretty strong wrestler, but he is nowhere in the league that Davis is. The other thing is that Davis has been tossing around some of the heaviest guys in the division, while Johnson has not really fought an elite wrestler yet. Johnson’s only hope is that he can somehow catch Davis with a strong punch or kick, but I doubt that that will happen. Davis has fought much more accomplished strikers, such as Machida, and has come away with the victory.
I’m sure that Johnson feels confident and I’m happy that the UFC signed him again, but this is such a horrible matchup for him. If Johnson does pull off a miracle, he will surely find himself in a contenders match, but I still think it was a bad idea. Davis is too experienced and too talented, and will end up embarrassing Johnson.
Oh! Before I forget, welcome back, Johnson! We’re glad to have you here.