Phil Davis def. Tim Boetsch via submission (kimura) (live blog)
UFC 123 Live Blog: Tim Boetsch vs. Phil Davis Updates -- MMA Fighting
Round 1: Quiet start to this one as they settle in and measure each other. Davis with some early leg kicks, and judging from the size of his legs, those have to hurt. Boetsch catches a kick and backs Davis up with a right. Davis gets a bodylock and slams Boetsch down. He worked from half-guard, alternating shots to the body with punches to the head. Boetsch tried to improve position, but Davis punished him with elbows from the top. Excellent positional control for Davis. Boetsch gets up with about 20 seconds to go, but Davis controls him against the cage as the horn ends. Davis takes the round 10-9.
Round 2: Long period of jockeying against the fence. Davis dropped for the double-leg, but Boetsch tried to snatch a guillotine. Davis pulled out, ending up on top. He tried a kimura, but Boetsch pulled free. Davis kept on with it though, and he cranked it with both hands for the submission. Davis got creative with the hold, finding a way to finish. We'll call it a modified kimura.
Winner: Phil Davis via modified kimura submission, Rd. 2 (2:55)
UFC 123 Results - Phil Davis Breaks Out The 'Mr. Wonderful' Against Tim Boetsch - SBNation.com
While many fans will insist that Jon Jones is the brightest prospect in the 205 pound division, some would argue that Phil "Mr. Wonderful" Davis is the man that may be able to stop Jones' roll. Davis used his great wrestling credentials and ever improving submission game to completely dominate Tim Boetsch before finishing him with a new submission in the second round. Boetsch is no slouch as a wrestler himself but he simply could not compete with Davis' pedigree.
In the first round Phil Davis controlled the action with a takedown and a steady stream of ground and pound. In the second round it was a takedown yet again but this time Davis locked Boetsch's arm behind his back and then finished the kimura type maneuver with his other hand behind the back.
In the post fight interview Davis claimed he invented the move and Joe Rogan declared it will be known as the "Mr. Wonderful."
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