Obvious spoilers for tonight’s tape-delayed Bellator 200 card ahead.
He may not be known for his knockouts – or even his striking for that matter – but Phil Davis shocked us all today.
Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell ends in highlight-reel KO at Bellator 200
A former UFC contender and Bellator MMA champion, Phil Davis took on Linton Vassell at Bellator’s landmark 200th show today in London, England.
The fight was a rather typical Phil Davis fight through ten minutes. But just over a minute into the third round, Davis connected on a right headkick. Putting the former title-challenger Vassell out on impact. A few follow-up shots later, and the stoppage came.
This pushes Davis‘ record to a stellar 19-4, 1 No Contest. He has won two-straight over solid competition since losing the Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship to Ryan Bader in June of last year.
Linton Vassell has now dropped two-straight, both via KO. This courtesy of Ryan Bader and Phil Davis.
Check out the tape-delay of Bellator 200 tonight at 9pm ET on Paramount Network.
Check out Phil Davis‘ second KO win in nearly a decade below.
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