The first round was shocking. Phil Davis, the superior wrestler, unable to land a single takedown. While Nogueira never pulled the trigger on a big punch,
ROUND 2 - Phil Davis comes out with another head kick, but it's blocked. Excellent kick to the body by Davis, but still no takedown attempts. Nogueira head hunting and not landing much himself. A beautiful shot from Davis, but still Nogueira stuffs it. Nogueira now beginning to land and even throwing kicks. Finally a shot to a single leg after turning the corner is enough for Davis to get the fight to the floor. Nogueria tried to stand, but Davis was able to keep him pinned and land devastating ground and pound.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Davis.