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Vinny Magalhaes (Pictured) claimed on Twitter that he could beat Phil Davis, and now the jiu jitsu specialist will get the opportunity to back up his promise. The light heavyweights will meet April 27th at UFC 159
The bout was announced on this week’s edition of FUEL TV’s UFC Tonight.
Magalhaes is perfect through his past six scraps. He submitted Igor Pokrajac in his return to the big leagues at UFC 152.
Davis has posted an unusual 1-1 (1 NC) mark over his last three outings. “Mr. Wonderful” owned a wonderful 9-0 record prior to his current run.
Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosts the festivities.
Here is the card’s current roster:
Vinny Magalhaes vs. Phil Davis
Roy Nelson vs. Cheick Kongo
Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones (UFC light heavyweight champion)
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UFC officials announced that two more bouts have been added to UFC 159. The two new bouts include a light heavyweight bout between Phil Davis and submission ace Vinny Magalhaes and a heavyweight bout between Cheick Kongo and Roy Nelson. UFC 159 takes place April 27 at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. The event will be headlined by [...]
The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a string of match-ups for their UFC 159 event in April. A heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo has been made official for the main card whilst a light-heavyweight match-up between Phil Davis and Vinny Magalhaes has also been set for the event. The news was announced on last night’s episode of ‘UFC Tonight’.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was all about UFC 159 bout announcements on Tuesday night. Less than an hour after confirming a heavyweight scrap between Roy Nelson and Cheick Kongo and a light heavyweight matchup with Vinny Magalhaes and Phil Davis to the lineup, the promotion added a lightweight tango between Jim Miller (Pictured) and Pat Healy to the April 27th roster.