Davis scores upset win at UFC 163

Lyoto Machida (left) kicks Phil Davis during UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro August 3, 2013....

Lyoto Machida (left) kicks Phil Davis during UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro August 3, 2013. (REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes)

NEIL SPRINGER, Special to QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:51 AM ET

Anthony (The Hippo) Perosh scored a stunning upset, knocking out Vinny (Pezao) Magalhaes in the final preliminary fight of UFC 163 in Rio de Janeiro Saturday.

Moments after the fighters touched gloves, Perosh dropped the former M-1 light-heavyweight champion with a stiff straight right. The Australian grappler immediately went in for the kill, causing referee Mario Yamasaki to step in at the 14 second mark.

“I asked for the fight,” Perosh began. “We are both coming off losses and are both BJJ black belts. Everyone underestimated my BJJ. I'm very confident in my BJJ, but today I showed off my stand-up.”


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