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UFC 179 Live Blog: Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis

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Glover Teixeira tries to bounce back from a rare loss against Phil Davis at UFC 179.
Glover Teixeira tries to bounce back from a rare loss against Phil Davis at UFC 179.
Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 179 live blog for Glover Teixeira vs. Phil Davis, a light heavyweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro.

Teixeira, who has won four of his past five fights, will face Davis, who is 3-1 with one no-contest over his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 179 live blog below.

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Round 1: Mario Yamasaki is the referee. Teixeira immediately takes center cage and Davis shoots, but is stuffed. Davis clinches, presses Teixeira into the fence, but can't get anything going. Good body shot from Teixeira backs up Davis. The two exchange punches and clinch, but Teixeira backs out. Davis is in on a single leg attempt. He nearly gets reversed from a lift, but Davis hangs on. Teixeira sits for a guillotine, but slips off. Now Teixeira tries to stand and is eating shots for his efforts. Teixeira stands, though, and faces Davis. The round ends with Davis all over Teixeira again dragged to his knees.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Davis

Round 2: Davis attempts two shots, but is stuffed easily. Left hook lands for Teixeira, but Davis is in on a double and drags Teixeira to the mat. Teixeira, though, reverses him, stands and separates. Davis clinches and Teixeira drops for a guillotine, but Davis slips out. Davis passes to side control and Teixeira goes to turtle. Teixeira stands and is able to separate. An inadvertent eye poke on Teixeira temporarily stops the fight. The contest resumes and Teixeira tries to chase down Davis, but can't do it. Teixeira tries it again and Davis uses it to take the Brazilian down.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Davis

Round 3: Teixeira drills Davis with a left hook, but the American drives Teixeira into the fence. Teixeira separates and stuffs a double attempt. Davis lands an incredible double and moves to mount. Teixeira gives up his back and Davis lets go of the hooks to outside leg ride when Teixeira is turtled. Teixeira tries to scramble a number of times, but the rest of the round is spent here with Teixeira being unable to do anything but wrestle on Davis' terms.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Davis and the fight 30-27 Davis

Official result: Phil Davis def. Glover Teixeira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)