Bellator Announces Signing of UFC Vet Phil Davis
By FCF Staff
Bellator has added another notable and established fighter to its roster, as the promotion has announced that it has signed UFC vet Phil Davis to a multi-fight deal.
The signing comes not long after Davis dropped a split decision loss to Ryan Bader at UFC on FOX 14 in January, which was the last bout on the light-heavyweight’s UFC deal.
“I can’t wait to be fighting in Bellator and wreck shop on everyone,” Davis said in a press release from the promotion. “I am the absolute best and most dominant grappler to ever fight in MMA and I’m excited to get in there and compete at my new home.”
“Phil is a world class Mixed Martial Artist and we are very happy to be adding him to OUR roster of some of the best Light Heavyweights in the world,” said the promotion’s president, Scott Coker. “Bellator remains fully committed to building its world-class roster by signing top free agents like Davis, as well as grooming up-and-coming stars. We’ve got some amazing matchups in mind for ‘Mr. Wonderful’ that we will be announcing in the weeks to come.”
The decorated wrestler joined the UFC in 2010 and Davis proceeded to go 8-3, with 1 no contest. In 2014, the 30 year-old handed Glover Teixeira a unanimous decision loss, but he was decisioned by Anthony Johnson prior to that.
Davis is currently ranked #7 in the UFC’s 205 division.