The momentum was beginning to shift. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was all business in the first round, but succumbed to single leg takedowns in the second. He need to stop Davis or win dominantly in the third to take this bout.
ROUND 3 - Both fighters start pawing at a distance until Davis throws a flying knee and head kick. Phil Davis goes back to the single leg and again, it's successful. Nogueira is able to roll into full guard after a brief escape attempt went nowhere. Nogueira is nearly swept before he regaibs his base and the two stand again. Hard left hard lands for Nogueira and he stuffs the single leg. This time, however, the single leg works and Davis is back on top again. Nogueira trying all sorts of submissions of movements to create space, but Davis just too much on top.
SBNation.com scores this round 10-9 Davis and the fight 30-27 Davis.
UFC Fight Night 24 results: Phil Davis defeated Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).