Brandon Davis

Killer B

USA

Lasts barely two minutes in return
BantamweightUFC
October 16, 2021
Davis lost to Danaa Batgerel via TKO (strikes) at 2:01 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Davis was released by the UFC in February 2020 and then resigned earlier this month following a four-fight winning streak on the regional circuit. He lasted barely two minutes in his return. Davis got popped with a right hand and several additional follow up strikes from Batgerel which caused referee Herb Dean to step in and call off the bout. All told, Davis now has a 2-6 record of the course of his two stints with the company. The "highlight" of his career with the UFC thus far was a split decision defeat to top featherweight contender Giga Chikadze back in September 2019.
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Back in UFC, fighting Oct. 16
BantamweightUFC
October 4, 2021
Davis re-signed with the UFC on Monday and is scheduled to face Danaa Batgerel in a bantamweight fight set for Oct. 16 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of USA Today report.
ANALYSIS
After releasing Davis in early 2020, the UFC will welcome the 31-year-old back into the fold 20 months later following his four consecutive wins in the Gulf Coast MMA promotion. Prior to being cut, Davis took consecutive split-decision losses, so he'll be seeking his first UFC win since April 2019 when he takes on Batgerel.
Latest roster casualty
BantamweightUFC
February 11, 2020
Davis has been released from the UFC, Nolan King of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Davis was one of the first fighters to earn his UFC contract via Dana White's Contender Series, doing so with a win over Austin Arnett back in August of 2017. He proceeded to compile a 2-5 record with the company, including four losses in his last five fights. While his most recent two defeats came via split decision, it still wasn't enough to convince UFC brass to keep him around. At 29 years old, Davis should have no problem finding work with another promotion.
Late charge not enough
BantamweightUFC
September 29, 2019
Davis lost to Giga Chikadze via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Copenhagen on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
There was quite a bit of confusion here, as the fight was originally announced as a split draw, but UFC officials later corrected the mistake that occurred when tallying the scoring. It was a very close fight in which Davis was the inferior striker, but he did accumulate more grappling statistics, including three takedowns and four passes. While Davis appeared to take Round 3, it took him too long to get going, which ultimately cost him the fight. Even though this was a fight Davis was supposed to win as a (-155) betting favorite, he'll come away with his fourth loss in his last five trips to the Octagon.
Falls at UFC 241
BantamweightUFC
August 17, 2019
Davis lost to Kyung Ho Kang via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC 241 on Saturday in Anaheim.
ANALYSIS
This fight was not as close as the "split decision" term would lead you to believe. Yes, Davis did an excellent job of hammering Kang with leg kicks, but he absorbed way too many strikes (124) and allowed his opponent to land three takedown attempts. Davis is exceedingly durable and fun to watch, but six fights (2-4) into his UFC career, it has become clear that the 29-year-old Mississippi native represents nothing more than low-end roster depth.
Joins UFC 241 undercard
BantamweightUFC
August 11, 2019
Davis will take on Kyung Ho Kang in a bantamweight matchup at UFC 241 on Aug. 17, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Davis was dealt a tough hand last September when the UFC handed him top prospect Zabit Magomedsharipov, and he was finished via kneebar in the second round. He bounced back in April, however, earning his first UFC submission with a win by way of rear-naked choke over Randy Costa. He'll now look to Kang, where he'll enter as a betting underdog in his quest to compile his first UFC winning streak. Davis owns a big edge in striking volume, but tends to get hit quite a bit more. The grappling advantage appears to lie with Kang, who has far superior marks in takedown average and takedown defense.