UFC 163: Phil Davis will build his legacy by submitting Lyoto Machida in Rio

His words, not mine.

Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender, Phil Davis is planning on making a statement in his next fight by submitting Lyoto Machida at the upcoming UFC 163: "Aldo vs. Korean Zombie" pay-per-view (PPV) event, scheduled for Aug. 3, 2013, at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

I'd say that tapping "The Dragon" would probably accomplish that goal.

"What makes me so confident in this run for the title? I know what I'm willing to do to make it happen. Machida was next in line for a title shot. Wining against him will put me up in the contender race. What makes Lyoto Machida so unique is that he is quite effective at catching people rushing in. Anyone who comes straight at him, he usually punches. I'm gonna stick to my bread and butter. If his tricks are not working that night, it will be a rough night. My plan is to go back to Rio and get another submission win and be able to build my legacy that way."

His last trip to Rio ended with a submission win over Wagner Prado at UFC 153.

Davis followed that up with a less than "Wonderful" performance against Vinny Magalhaes at UFC 159, a main card scrap he called a "good fight" back on April 27 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. But I'd be willing to bet that three-round dance would be a distant memory with a big finish next month in Brazil.

Are we entering the Davis era?

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