Lyoto Machida vs. Phil Davis At UFC 163 On August 3rd In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Lyoto Machida is set to face off against powerhouse wrestler, Phil Davis at the UFC 163 event set for August 3rd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Portaldovaletudo.uol.com reported the match-up on Monday, but it was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the bout that Davis and Machida have verbally agreed to the fight.

Machida is on a two-fight winning streak after defeating Ryan Bader and Dan Henderson in his last two fights. He was thought to be the number one contender at 205 pounds but he seems to have been overtaken by Alexander Gustafsson.

Davis is also riding a two-fight winning streak and has only been defeated by former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans. He holds an impressive submission win over Alexander Gustafsson.

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