The Ultimate Fighting Championship deepened its light heavyweight division with the recent signing of former NCAA Division I national wrestling champion Phil Davis (4-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC).
Davis' management team today announced the signing, though terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Teammate Brandon Vera first announced Davis' signing via Twitter on Tuesday, though Chad Dubin of LionHeart Management told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) a promotional debut date for the 25-year-old fighter has not been determined.
Davis turned pro in 2008 after emerging as a four-time All-American and 2008 Division I national champion at Penn State. His116-20 career record included a 26-1 mark in his senior year, when he won the national championship at 197 pounds.
"After college, when I decided to start training MMA, it was to become the best fighter in the world," Davis stated. "Fighting for the UFC will enable me to ... accomplish that goal. Training and fighting is my life now, and I take this very seriously."
During just 14 months of pro MMA competition, Davis has posted a 4-0 record. The past three victories, which came in organizations such as Palace Fighting Championships and Ultimate Warrior Challenge, have all come via first-round stoppages.
The Pennsylvania native currently trains at the Alliance Training Center in San Diego and the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif.