HARRISBURG - Phil Davis didn't lose, but the outcome of his fight at UFC on FOX 4 was still disappointing.
Davis, coming off a loss -- the first of his career -- to Rashad Evans, had his match against Wagner Prado ruled a no contest after Davis accidentally poked Prado in the eye.
Davis is from Harrisburg and wrestled at Penn State.
According to MMAFighting.com, Davis reached out with his left hand during the first round to push a charging Prado away. Instead, Davis' fingers scraped Prado's right eye. Time was called by the referee; but Prado's eye quickly swelled and the ref ruled that Prado could not continue.
The referee's decision was a bit controversial, writes MMAFighting.com, as Prado immediately protested the ruling to halt the action. UFC broadcasters Joe Rogan and Mike Goldberg believed the language barrier may have been an issue; the Brazilian Prado may have had difficulty communicating the extent of his vision problems.
Neither fighter's record was affected, however.
Davis is 9-1 with one no contest, while Prado is still unbeaten at 8-0 with one no contest.