Lyoto Machida may have only been submitted once in his entire career, yet his opponent at UFC 163 Phil Davis believes he is capable of being the second man to submit “The Dragon.”
“What makes Lyoto Machida so unique is that he’s quite effective at catching people rushing in. Anyone who comes straight at him he usually punishes. I’m gonna stick to my bread and butter,” stated Davis in an interview with the UFC. “My plan is go to Rio and get another submission win and be able to build my legacy that way.”
“Machida was next in line for the title-shot and winning against him will put me up there in the contendership race,” said Davis.
The two will face off on Aug. 3 in Rio, Brazil as the co-headline bout to Jose Aldo vs. Chan Sung Jung, “Korean Zombie.”