“UFC Fight Night 24: Nogueira vs. Davis” took place Saturday night inside the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. Phil Davis earned a unanimous decision victory over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the card’s featured attraction.
The only controversy surrounding Davis’ win was how lopsided the final score should have been. While most won’t argue he took the final two rounds, Davis was stuffed on every single takedown attempt in the opening five minutes. He was also tagged several times on his failed tries.
Regardless, it’s a moot point as “Mr. Wonderful” was rewarded with a runaway 30-27, 30-27, 30-27 verdict.
Nik Lentz Defeated Waylon Lowe via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 2:24 in the 3rdRound
Aaron Simpson Defeated Mario Miranda via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Johny Hendricks Defeated TJ Waldburger via TKO (Punch) at 1:35 in the 1stRound
Christian Morecraft Defeated Sean McCorkle via Technical Submission (Standing Guillotine Choke) at 4:10 in the 2ndRound
Michael McDonald Defeated Edwin Figueroa via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
John Hathaway Defeated Kris McCray via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mackens Semerzier Defeated Alex Caceres via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:18 in the 1stRound
Mike Russow Defeated Jon Madsen via TKO (Doctor’s Stoppage) at 5:00 in the 2ndRound
“Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung Defeated Leonard Garcia via Submission (Twister) at 4:59 in the 2ndRound
Amir Sadollah Defeated DaMarques Johnson via Submission (Strikes) at 3:37 in the 2ndRound
Anthony Johnson Defeated Dan Hardy via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Phil Davis Defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Fight of the Night:
Michael McDonald and Edwin Figueroa ($55,000/each)
Submission of the Night:
Chan Sung Jung ($55,000)
Knockout of the Night:
Johny Hendricks ($55,000)
According to the UFC, 14,212 fans packed Key Arena and garnered a live gate of $1,182,850. Both UFC Fight Night records.
Phil Davis was extremely humble in victory. He was very classy when discussing his respect for both Nogueira Brothers.
Urijah Faber will challenge bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 132.
The Octagon will be going dark until “UFC 129: St-Pierre vs. Shields” jumps off in front of 55,000 screaming Canadians on April 30th. However, the UFC’s other company will host “Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” on April 9th.