By FCF Staff; photo courtesy Bellator FC
Bellator has confirmed a third fighter for its upcoming, Season Four, light-heavyweight tournament, as the promotion has announced that former U.S. Marine, Chris “The Professional” Davis, has signed on for the competition. The tourney is set to begin next month.
“Chris has a great opportunity in front of him in this 205 Tournament,” said Bellator Chairman and CEO Bjorn Rebney. “Chris has never been out of the 2nd round, in every one of his 10 wins, so his fights are exciting and he has a put it on the line mentality every time he steps into the cage.”
Davis (10-2) will head into his Bellator debut having won three straight; in 2010 the 28 year-old fighter scored wins over Brian Imes, Kendrick Watkins and most recently, Francisco France.
“I knew I was a champion after going out there and winning my first fight following just three months of training,” said Davis. “Now when I go out there and get my hand raised with Bellator, that's when everyone else will know I’m a true champion.”
The Alabama fighter’s last defeat took place in October, 2009, when he was submitted by BJJ star Vinny Magalhaes, while competing for Carolina Fight Promotions.
“I want to overwhelm my opponents,” said Davis. “I want them to feel within the first 45 seconds that they are well beyond their means, and they shouldn't be in there with me. That's the pace I go for.”
“I'm looking forward to being part of Bellator's first ever light heavyweight tournament, Davis said. “I welcome the thought of having to fight as often as I will. I'm going to just stay in shape and train all the time. I think it will help accelerate my learning curve and help me to get better.”
Davis joins Nik Fekete and Daniel Gracie as confirmed competitors for the tourney. Bellator’s fourth season of action will be broadcast live on MTV 2.