Phil Davis Takes down Lyoto Machida in Rematch at Bellator 245

Uncasville, CT: In Combat sports, there are those fights that were good, had a very interesting outcome, or just want to see it happen again and that is what we had on Friday night at Bellator 245 as Phil Davis took on Lyoto Machida in a light heavyweight main event from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Phil Davis & Machida are both former Bellator champions, Davis is from Harrisburgh PA & a former Penn State Wrestling champion while Machida is a former world champion.

The first time that Phil Davis took on Lyoto Machida was at UFC 163 and Davis would win the fight by decision.

In the first round, both guys would take the round to figure each other out and make their attempt to land some shots but in round 2, Davis would make an impact with big right hand that would rock Machida

Both guys would get big shots in the final round and this fight would head to the judges just like in the first fight

The judges would score it
(29-28 for Machida
28-29 for Davis
29-28 for Davis

Phil Davis would win the fight by split decision.

Phil Davis would say in postfiht interview in the ring that he is ready for a shot at the Light Heavyweight title

Final stats:

Here is what Phil Davis Said in Post Fight Press Conference

Elton Brand Opens up on Firing Brett Brown

Philadelphia: It has been 48 hours since the Philadelphia 7ers were eliminated from the NBA Playoffs as they were swept out of the first round by the Boston Celtics and questions immediately started about the status of Coach Brett Brown

The Sixers on Monday Fired Coach Brett Brown after 7 years

On Tuesday, Sixers GM Elton Brand would open up about decision to remove Brett Brown as head coach

Opening Statement:
We had high expectations and goals and simply put, we failed. We failed, and it’s not acceptable. Myself accountable to get this whole myself accountable to get this right now read this organization and I will have taken a hard look at our shortcomings and recognizes that changes in the offseason are necessary to get this team back on track as uncomfortable as it may be, it’s truly necessary but now you’re all aware that we’ve parted ways with Brett brown it’s not an easy decision. Brett was a great friend. He is a great friend. Hello. He’s be family. He’s got it. This team through a lot of adversity and challenges and he’s helped develop some of the games youngest and brightest talented players. He’ll be missed. For sure. I respect him deeply. On a personal level, and a professional level, and I wish him well and thank him for everything he’s done for me and his organization. Will begin to search for a new head coach immediately a loss to be conducting an evaluation of the front office and that infrastructure and ways to strengthen that I’ll do the same thing with the roster again change can and will be uncomfortable, but it’s necessary. We owe it I over to these fans. I went to this city to deliver on our goals. I still believe in our dynamic young core we’ve assembled and I’ll spend the coming months, figuring out the best compliment them how to best compliment them and then get over this hump. It’s time to get better and that time starts now.”

On Decision to remove Brett Brown:

Will he move Ben Simmons or Joel Embiid

Did “The Process” Work

Thoughts on what Josh Richardson said after Game 4

How long will the search go for a new coach

How much input will Ben Simmons & Joel Embiid have on the roster decisions
Brand “I’m going to talk to Joel and Ben about just the game and how they see it and what’s going to help them and how to complement each other and what will complement them and I’m not going to put the pressure of,  You wanted this new coach or you wanted that player on them, but just the overall philosophy basketball, where they feel where we where they feel we were strong and ways to get better just have some clear candid conversations with them absolutely as as I feel I should”

Will the Sixers starters from this season be back for 2020-21

Brand “I’m assessing the entire roster, there’s when you fail it like we felt losing in the first round, getting swept now bit without Ben Simmons, there’s going to be tough decisions that have to be made. There, there’s going to be a lot of just figure those out.”

Stay tuned as we see who will take over as head coach of the Sixers

Do the Sixers have anything left

Orlando: We know during the NBA Playoffs there are going to be a lot of ups and downs with momentum swings.

The Philadelphia Sixers are down 3-0 to the Boston Celtics in the first round of the NBA Playoffs and the odds are stacked against them as NO team in NBA history has ever come back from a 3-0 series deficit to win the series & the Sixers are going to attempt to make NBA History if they were to do that.

Do the Sixers have any fight left in them, that is the big question as some national experts picked the Sixers to make the Conference Finals,

Sixers coach Brett Brown is not giving up any hope:

Joel Embiid is not going down without a fight & does not want to be swept:

Brett Brown would speak before Today’s Game 4 & said the following:

Effort in Game 3

Not being at Wells Fargo Center:

Gameplan for Game 4:

The Sixers will do whatever they can to prevent from being swept out of the playoffs as they play Game 4 of the series Today at 1PM on ABC

Series Schedule if the Sixers win to advoid being elimated
76ers Celtics 2020 Playoffs

Basket & Foul: Sixers Playoff Notebook

Orlando FL: The best time of the year has arrived for the NBA and that is the Playoffs as we find out who will be the champions for the 2019-20 season in the Bubble at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. The Sixers are the number 6 seed and will face a familiar foe in the Boston Celtics.

Playoff history:
This will mark the 14th time that the Philadelphia 76ers will play the Boston Celtics in the Playoffs since the 76ers moved to Philadelphia in 1963

All-time Results:
76ers Celtics history playoffs

Season Series:
76ers Celtics 2019-20

What do Sixers Coach Brett Brown & Celtics Coach Brad Stevens think about the matchup

Brett Brown:

Brad Stevens:

With Ben Simmons out, Who will be defending Celtics Jayson Tatum:

Playoff Schedule:
76ers Celtics 2020 Playoffs

NBC Sports Philadelphia will have Games 1,2,3,5,6,7

Are the Sixers built & Ready for the Playoffs

Orlando: The long journey to make the NBA playoffs has come and your Philadelphia 76ers are the number 6 seed in the East and will take on their rivals the Boston Celtics in the first round.

There have been questions the way this Sixers team is built for the playoffs & with the injury to Ben Simmons & at the same time trying to keep Joel Embiid healthy if they want to make a deep run into the playoffs.  During the last two years, the Sixers were knocked out in the second round.

Following the Sixers win over the Rockets on Friday night to end the seeding games, Sixers coach Brett Brown was asked does he still feel his team is built for the playoffs

Boxscore:
76ers rockets

The Sixers will begin the Playoffs on Monday, August 17

Series Schedule:
76ers Celtics 2020 Playoffs