November 20, 2010
Phil Davis looks more impressive every time he hits the Octagon. The former Penn State wrestler had only three fights under his belt in the UFC, but made Tim Boetsch look like the guy with little experience.
Davis absolutely dominated the grappling game against the former Div. 1 wrestler at Lock Haven. Then he worked some submission magic. With Boetsch pinned against the cage, Davis switched from a conventional arm lock and cranked his opponent's arm behind his back. The pain was too much to take for Boetsch, who tapped at 2:55 of the second round.
UPDATE: Davis' "Mr. Wonderful" submission nabbed him the submission of the night award and an $80,000 bonus.
Davis, 26, is a perfect 8-0 in MMA. He's beginning to move into top prospect status at light heavyweight along with Jon Jones and Ryan Bader. This was a return fight for Boetsch in the UFC, after four straight wins with smaller promotions.
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