What’s up next for Lugz Endorser Phil Davis? Well its in the cards…the fight card that is.
The UFC has announced that Phil Davis will compete against former Ultimate Fighter 8 runner up Vinny Magalhaes at UFC 159 which will be held at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey come April 27,2013. Phil is not feeling so “Wonderful” about this fight, which according to Davis is an immature match-up. The way Phil sees it…Magalhaes has’nt accomplished enough inside the Octagon to warrant a fight against him.Although Magalhaes racked up a 7-1 record…only 1 of those wins came under the UFC umbrella, clearly not impressing enough for Davis who has 6 fights under the ZUFFA Banner and who was one fight shy from the UFC title had he defeated Rashad Evans a year ago. Nevertheless, despite having only one win, Vinny will get his much-desired chance to PROVE that he deserves to share the Octagon with “Mr. Wonderful”.
Share your thoughts! Does Vinny deserve such a high-profile fight on such a highly-anticipated event?
This coming Saturday team Lugz member Josh Koscheck will enter the cage for the 26th time and looking to secure his 20th victory at UFC 157 and if he stays healthy and has it his way this will be the first of 3 fights he would like to get in this year. Kos is known as the guy that has never turned down a fight and always comes prepared to fight. The UFC loves the bleached blonde hair Ultimate Fighter Winner. The fans are 50/50 love/hate but even the ones that hate, love that he shows up and never backs down.
Kos will step into the cage looking to secure his victory in a compelling way againts a fighter that at one point was considered one of the best in the world at 170lbs. Kos said he plans to spoil his opponents return to the UFC. Kos said this training camp was set up right and went as planned. He feels great going into this fight. He once again feels he has a point to prove with all the fighters coming over from Strikeforce and the young guys new to the UFC trying to make a name for themselves.
Check your local listing for time and station. UFC 157 Live on PPV, Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
Cain Velasquez is less than 30hrs away from fighting to get his title back in Las Vegas. The vibe in the MGM is buzzing right now and you can feel a crazy energy in the air.
Every room key in the hotel is an advertisement for UFC155 and it is being talked about all throughout the venue. They even constructed a mock octagon in the main lobby.
Cain did two phone interviews, a meet and greet with some contest winners and now he awaits the weigh in. After the weigh in he will go to dinner and then shut it down and go into a zone. When he returns to the MGM arena it will be time to go to work.
The fight takes place four days after Christmas but for Cain Velasquez winning his belt back at UFC 155 will be the most joyful moment of the week. Cain has been saying all year, “Something is missing, I need that belt, I need to be the top guy. I’m going to go in and take that belt and keep it.”
So we’re in the final weeks of December, everyone is holding off on their Gym resolutions until after all the gingerbread cookies are gone. I for one have the absolute worse discipline when it comes to working out…and I’m sure some of you reading this do too. According to most personal trainers, one of the toughest things about getting in shape is getting started. I ran across this cool article in the 2013 winter issue of UFC Fit Magazine “From Arm Chair…to Arm Bar” that shared an amazing program to get any beginner to actually keep their New Year’s fitness resolutions using MMA training techniques. Of-course, having Team Lugz Member Phil Davisshow us how is slightly unfair considering he has 0% body fat to begin with, but for some of us…watching him make it look easy just might get us started if we want our bodies to look anything like his. The UFC gym gives some key advice here on incorporating elements from MMA training into your own workout programs:
Set aside 3 days for 3 weekly workouts, punctuated by a day of rest to allow for recovery (i.e, Monday, Wednesday, Friday) Here’s the breakdown:
a) Workout 1: Conditioning Circuit
b) Workout 2: Strength and Power
c) Workout 3: Conditioning Bag Work
Mind your posture- “Always remember to start your workout with a good athletic stance”— says strength and conditioning UFC Gym coach Andy Hennebelle. This could be the make or break for you to continue your work-out routines pain free.
Focus on Balance and Movement- “Be light on your feet for all movements and use force only when it is being produced”.
Show some Swagger- “Have confidence about what you’re doing and approach your training like you’re a fighter”. The workout designed in this program could potentially overwhelm you so going in with that Fighter mannerism will be the key to getting it done.
Follow Through and Give full Effort- “Finish all of your exercises, challenge yourself and test your physical limits” says Hennebelle. No one said it would be easy…but as with anything else in life…practice makes perfect…pushing through your workouts will increase your stamina and make climbing that fitness ladder way easier.
You can check out the entire workout plan and follow along by picking up your own copy of the UFC Fit Winter 2013 Issue(On stands now) and get your Swagger Back for 2013!