UFC 129: Phil Davis vs Matt Hamill booked for April 30 in Toronto


It's the classic wrestler vs. wrestler match-up.

Two light heavyweight grappling powerhouses have agreed to test their skills against one another as Phil Davis will hook 'em up with Matt Hamill at UFC 129 on April 30 in Toronto, according to MMAWeekly.com.

Davis has been steadily climbing the 205-pound ladder since his professional debut in October of 2008. The young NCAA Division I champion wrestler has walked away victorious in all eight of his trips to the cage, four of which came in the famed Octagon.

His rise through the ranks has been remarkable and it's clear the UFC has big plans for the explosive athlete.

At UFC 123, Davis earned himself "Submission of the Night" with a modified kimura of Tim Boetsch -- a finish that no doubt gave the decision makers all the evidence they needed that he was ready for a step up in competition.

A "Wonderful" win over "The Hammer" might catapult him into title contention.

Besides being an inspiration to millions of fans and the subject of an upcoming film about his life, Matt Hamill is also one hell of a fighter.

Although his current five-fight winning streak is slightly marred by a DQ win over Jon Jones in which The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran was clearly getting his ass handed to him, he's put together impressive performances against the likes of former mentor and TUF coach Tito Ortiz and rising middleweight star Mark Munoz.

He out-wrestled the former and head-kick knocked out the latter.

He'll need those all-around skills in full force on April 30 if he's to put up a fight against the extremely versatile Davis.

UFC 129 is filling up quickly with the main event featuring Canada's own Georges St. Pierre defending his welterweight title against fresh challenger Jake Shields. The event is also set to feature "Father Time" Randy Couture defying the odds once again to take on Karate master Lyoto Machida.

Stay tuned to MMAMania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.

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