Bellator MMA has recently announced the signing of NCAA Division II National Champion Joey Davis. He is in a multi-year, multi-fight contract. Davis had an impressive record with Ohio’s Notre Dame College.
Davis has a 131-0 record after four seasons as a college wrestler. His record speaks for itself as he is the only Division II wrestler in NCAA to win four consecutive national titles. He is also the only one of three to ever complete four seasons undefeated, as reported by Bellator MMA press release.
Davis has been named as the 2016 Man of the Year by Wrestling USA Magazine. He has been dominant even when he was young, starting at the ninth grade in Santa Fe High School. He has become the California State Champion while in his junior year at the 152-pound division and later on got his second state championship in his senior year at the 160-pound division.
Davis will join in Bellator’s welterweight division, training under Antonio McKee’s Body Shop Gym in Long Beach, California, . He is expected to see action before the end of 2016.
Davis is the latest acquisition for Bellator MMA, joining the likes of Matt Mitrione, Benson Henderson and Jarrod Trice. Bellator MMA is one of the world’s leading Mixed Martial Arts organizations under veteran fight promoter Scott Coker. Bellator MMA can be seen through Spike TV. It is based in Santa Monica, California and is owned by Viacom.
Other fighters who have recently signed include Sergei Kharitonov as well as fighters having been re-signed such as Darrion Caldwell and Michael Chandeler.
Davis has said in a statement that joining Bellator is the latest in his list of achievements and that he will love to show what he can do. The 21-year-old has plenty of time to showcase his talent to the MMA world.
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