The former Bellator light-Hw champion Phil Davis entered this fight with a professional mma record of 21-5-0 (52% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.5 light heavyweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Jon Jones). He lost to Vadim Nemkov in 2018 (Phil Davis vs Vadim Nemkov) but then he has won over Liam McGeary (Phil Davis vs Liam McGeary 2) and Karl Albrektsson (Phil Davis vs Karl Albrektsson).
His opponent, the black belt in karate, Bjj and former Ufc light-hw champ Lyoto Machida, has an official record of 26-9-0 (50% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.12 in the same weight class. He fought twice last year beating Chael Sonnen (Lyoto Machida vs Chael Sonnen) and losing to Gegard Mousasi (Gegard Mousasi vs Lyoto Machida 2). In their first fight the American beat the Brazilian by unanimous decision (August 3, 2013 – Lyoto Machida vs Phil Davis I); Machida vs Davis 2 is the main event of the Bellator 245. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: Bellator 245: Davis vs. Machida II
Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA
Division: light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg)
Davis’ previous fight: Phil Davis vs Karl Albrektsson
Machida’s previous fight: Gegard Mousasi vs Lyoto Machida 2
Davis vs Machida 2 full fight video:
(Free embeddable video hosted on Youtube and not uploaded by TheFightOnline)