Round 1 - Dan Miragliotta looking in on this one. Magalhaes takes the center, and he kicks high early, then to the legs, then up the middle. Davis with a right, then a right to the body. They trade kicks. Magalhaes backs him up with a kick, then clinches him up before Davis separates. Right hand from Davis, and then a couple that have Magalhaes backed to the cage. He kicks high, and Magalhaes is stumbled. Then a left hand from Davis lands as he moves in. He kicks up the middle, and Davis will see if he can keep him wobbled. But Magalhaes survives and gets a takedown. He tries to take Davis' back. And Davis scrambles out. He'll let Magalhaes back to his feet. Magalhaes was in great position to put his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt skills to work, and couldn't hold it. Davis puts a combo together, but Magalhaes sneaks an uppercut through. Davis is right behind it, though, with more punches. He eats a leg kick, but stays in the pocket. Magalhaes claims he was poked in the eye, but Miragliotta didnt' see it. Magalhaes lands a nice leg kick, then a smacking one to the body. Davis gets a 10-9 Round 1 on the MMAjunkie.com scorecard.
Round 2 - Magalhaes lands a good right hand early, and Davis tries to land a front kick, but misses. Davis lands a 1-2, then backs out. Davis gets inside and gets a takedown attempt, and Magalhaes pulls guard and will see if Davis will follow him in. He won't for long before letting Magalhaes back up. He lands a good right, then a left. Then another right. Davis goes to the body. Outside leg kick from Magalhaes, then inside. Davis staying busy and landing a few punches, then a left jab. Magalhaes drops his hands, and his corner is telling him, "You've gotta go!" Magalhaes drops down to guard, but again Davis lets him up. He lands a nice right to the body. Magalhaes is bloodied from the nose, and Davis is picking him apart with jabs and punches. Magalhaes will try for a takedown, and it's not there, and he eats a punch for his trouble. It's another 10-9 round for Davis.
Round 3 - Magalhaes kicks high early. He's going to likely need a finish in the last round here to win the fight. Much slower pace this round, and the fans are reacting to it. Davis dumps Magalhaes to the ground, and Magalhaes tells him to come down into his world. Not gonna happen. Davis lands a few good punches on the fence, again picking Magalhaes apart. Midway through, Magalhaes is offering next to nothing in the way of offense. Solid right hand from Davis at the two-minute mark. Magalhaes tries to get inside and clinch, but it's not happening. Again Magalhaes goes to the ground and wants Davis to go there, but Davis won't oblige him. Magalhaes kicks to the body, then tries to kick up the middle. Magalhaes will run out of time and then some. It's a 10-9 round for Davis on the MMAjunkie.com card, and he should get the fight 30-27. Phil Davis def. Vinny Magalhaes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)