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Old 03-27-2011, 03:59 AM
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Phil Davis vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
Round 1
Herb Dean draws officiating duties for tonight’s light heavyweight main event. Davis going to the body and head with kicks in the tense opening minute. He rips a front kick to the chest of Nogueira, then steps in with a knee, but eats Nogueira’s counter right hand. The 205’ers clinch against the fence with Davis on the outside, driving a dozen or more knees into Nogueira’s legs. They disengage and Davis circles the outside. Nogueira throws a murderous right that misses. Davis ducks in and has a takedown stuffed, but gets Nog against the cage. Nogueira shucks him off. Davis goes low for another double-leg and gets stifled. Davis gets clipped with a right hand as he fires off a high kick. Nogueira stuffs a shot, falls backward onto his rear anyway, but gets up before Davis can pounce. Another hard right gets through for Nogueira, who sprawls on another shot from Davis with 20 seconds to go. Outside leg kick from Nogueira before the round ends.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Davis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-10
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-10

Round 2
Davis goes back to his body kicks and both feint and twitch. He slips on one, but gets right back up and plants another on Nogueira’s chest. Nogueira gets off a one-two, then a right hand as Davis wades in to shoot. Davis goes high with a kick and shoots in lightning-fast behind it, but still can’t drag the Brazilian down. With exactly two minutes left, Davis finally spins Nogueira down in the center of the cage. He postures up and lands a single right hand to the jaw of Nogueira as he dives back in. Davis backs up and Nogueira scrambles to stand, but Davis pounces and takes his back. He drags Nogueira down against the fence and tees off with punches both over the top and under the arm. Nogueira turtles and eats another dozen punches, along with some knees to the body, before the end of the round.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Davis
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Davis
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Davis

Round 3
A touch of gloves begins the final frame. Davis circles the outside until he leaps into the center with a flying knee, then a blocked right high kick. The wrestler grabs a single-leg and brings Nogueira down on the logo in the center of the cage. Nogueira tries to scramble up and Davis drives him right back down, same as the end of the previous round, driving punches from side control. Davis works from half-guard until Nogueira shoves him off with half the round left. Nogueira catches a kick and sends a left down the pipe. Another punch sends Davis shooting, but Nogueira resists. The next single-leg is successful and Davis takes top position with two minutes to go. Nogueira is shrimping, keeping Davis at bay with his legs, but the Brazilian vet needs a finish here. Davis stacks Nogueira up and finishes the fight there.

TJ De Santis scores the round 10-9 Davis (30-27 Davis)
Chris Nelson scores the round 10-9 Davis (30-28 Davis)
Mike Whitman scores the round 10-9 Davis (30-28 Davis)

Official scores: All three judges cageside have it 30-27 in favor of Phil Davis, the winner by unanimous decision.
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Last edited by Bonnie; 03-27-2011 at 04:13 AM.
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