<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=443349" target="_blank"> Evans picking Johnson to smash, KO Davis </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=443349" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=60&q=75&x=64&y=8&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=rashad-evans-04-06-12-10-33-42-334.JPG" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>In the co-main event of UFC 172, Phil Davis takes on Anthony Johnson in an intriguing matchup of styles. Johnson is a former welterweight who has a solid wrestling background and heavy hands; Davis is a stud wrestler who is starting to learn striking.</p>
As a fellow light heavyweight in the UFC, Rashad Evans recently gave his take on the fight:
"AJ is going to be tough. AJ is going to be up there. I think AJ is going to be one of the best guys in the division. I think he is going to smash Phil Davis. I believe he is going to smash him. I love Phil Davis progression. I think Phil has come along and he is starting to come into his own as a fighter and starting to figure out his game a little more which has been impressive, but I think he's not ready for somebody like AJ. He is going to be too physical. AJ is going to be too strong and he hits like hard, hard. I think he is going to knock Phil out."
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