UFC 179 Phil Davis vs Glover Teixeira Prediction – This event takes place on October 25th, 2014 at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Ultimate Fighting Championship 179 features a main event fight between Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes.
UFC 179 Phil Davis vs Glover Teixeira Prediction
My prediction for this fight is Phil Davis. Both fighters are coming off very difficult losses, but Glover took far more damage in his last fight against Jones. Both fighters were exposed in their last fight. Davis showed that if he cannot takedown a better striker, he is in big trouble. Glover showed that his aggressive wreckless style can be picked apart by a skilled fighter.
Davis has won a big fight in Brazil before, so traveling to Glover’s home Country shouldn’t be an issue. Glover trains in the US, so I do not think the fight taking place in Brazil gives him an advantage, as he will need to travel there as well.
This is an interesting meeting point in both fighter’s careers. Glover is coming off a title shot and Davis was potentially one fight away from a title shot before losing to Rumble. Both guys need a win, but I think Davis is much more refined than Glover. Davis should be able to trade with Glover and if needed, take him down at will.
If Glover can copy Rumble Johnson’s gameplan, it could be another long night for Davis.
What do you think about this Phil Davis vs Glover Teixeira prediction?