UFC signs NCAA champ Phil Davis - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
UFC The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is a U.S.-based mixed martial arts organization, recognized as the largest MMA promotion in the world. The UFC is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and is owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC. This promotion is responsible for solidifying the sport's postion in the history-books. UFC is currently undergoing a remarkable surge in popularity, along with greater mainstream media coverage. UFC programming can now be seen on FOX, FX, and FUEL TV in the United States, as well as in 35 other countries worldwide.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 642
UFC signs NCAA champ Phil Davis

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.
I'm pretty excited for this. I've seen Phil Davis and he's big as hell for 205, I thought he was HW until this article.
imrik32 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 04:36 PM
-Raids Into Transylvania-
Nefilim777's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
Posts: 3,029
Additions are always welcome, I'd be interested to see who he's set to fight first though...

Sjung för gamla Djurgår'n

Lock the gates, make them watch...
Nefilim777 is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 04:36 PM
Po Pimpin
ZENKI1's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: STL
Posts: 795
How long before UFC starts promoting new faces to pick up boxing and jits on the side while doing college and highschool wrestling and then mma afterwards? I think doing so could open up a form of a draft. Where UFC drafts would get there chance on Tuff or smaller Zuffa owned leagues such as WEC or maybe buy MFC or work out a deal with them to sign these fighters like a minor league.. SOmething like this would do a day and night difference for the sport in legitimizing it as a true national sport.

ZENKI1 is offline  
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2009, 04:53 PM
Super Heavyweight
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 4,364
This guy has the potential to be great.

His wrestling is top notch almost GSP like in the way he can pass guard and then hold a guy down even from bad positions.

His striking isn't half bad either.

It will be really interesting to see who he fights first and how the fight goes.
420atalon is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome