Glover Teixeira has guaranteed that he won’t let his UFC 179 match against Phil Davis go to the judges.
The former light heavyweight title challenge recently spoke to Combate.com and said the scorecards won’t be needed for the October 25 fight and the notion that he will have an advantage because of the fight being in Brazil won’t be a factor. Davis won a close fight against Lyoto Machida in Rio de Janeiro, at UFC 163.
“I didn’t understand his complaint. That decision (at UFC 163) was controversial, but I thought that Lyoto won the fight and Phil’s arm was the one raised in Rio. I told him that, if I let this fight to the judges, he can have the victory. I’ll finish this earlier. You can tell him to buy a lottery ticket because he will only beat me by lucky.”
Both men need the victory after recent losses.
Teixeira fought for the title at UFC 172 in April and lost by a one-sided unanimous decision to the champion Jon Jones. On the same card, Davis was easily beaten by Anthony Johnson, also by unanimous decision.
Tags: Glover Teixeira, Mixed Martial Arts, Phil Davis