Mike Davis
Beast Boy


Outlasts Jones in likely FOTN
January 20, 2021
Davis defeated Mason Jones via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Island 8 on Wednesday.
Davis made a point to go to the body early and often, in addition to going to work on the lead leg. He landed a takedown and a couple ground shots but let Jones up to his feet. Jones finally gained some momentum with a big calf kick that allowed him to string together some combinations, but Davis went to the takedown multiple times to try and halt the pace. The problem was that Davis didn't do much with his multiple takedowns and was quickly sapping his energy. The two still kept a frantic pace going into Round 2, however, with each landing consistently in a back-and-forth affair. Davis kept attacking the lead leg and landed several big shots, but the unreal chin of Jones kept things going. He finished the round on his back, but that's not to take away from a big accumulation of strikes in the frame. Davis somehow had enough energy for another fast start in Round 3 and got out to an early lead. He continued to rack up strikes, and while he certainly didn't get away unscathed, Davis seemed to build on his lead while visibly damaging his opponent. He ultimately got the nod from all three judges and will walk away from this bout with a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus.
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Matched with Mason Jones
December 29, 2020
Davis will take on Mason Jones in a lightweight matchup Jan. 20 on Fight Island, MMAJunkie.com reports.
The matchups pits a pair of fighters with very little combined UFC experience against each other. Davis owns a 1-1 record with the promotion, getting submitted in his debut by Gilbert Burns in April of 2019 before knocking out Thomas Gifford in October of that same year. He'll make his first appearance in over 15 months after having a pair of fights in 2020 called off. Jones will be making his UFC debut after recording a 10-0 record with other promotions, primarily Cage Warriors.
Removed from Jacksonville card
May 14, 2020
Davis will not fight Giga Chikadze at UFC Fight Night in Jacksonville on May 16 due to complications cutting weight, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
Davis and Chikadze were previously booked to fight in February, but Davis will now have to withdraw from their scheduled match for a second time. As a result, Chikadze will need a new opponent for Saturday. The short amount of time Davis was allocated to prepare for the Jacksonville event, with the featherweight matchup only having been announced two weeks ago, may have contributed to his issues cutting weight.
Draws Chikadze in Jacksonville
April 30, 2020
Davis will take on Giga Chikadze in a featherweight matchup at a UFC Fight Night event in Jacksonville on May 16, Raphael Marinho of Combate reports.
Davis and Chikadze were scheduled to face off at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, but Davis was forced to withdraw due to a groin injury. Chikadze ended up picking up another fight March 7, and beat Jamall Emmers in a narrow split decision. Davis has stepped in on short notice in each of his first two UFC bouts, so staying ready in a global pandemic may not be as big of an issue for him as it is for most. He was submitted by Gilbert Burns in his debut, but his follow-up fight went much better, as he landed 139 significant strikes against Thomas Gifford before finishing him in the third round. Davis will give up two inches in reach to Chikadze when the Octagon doors close.
Drops out due to injury
February 12, 2020
Davis has been forced to cancel his fight against Giga Chikadze at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29 due to an undisclosed injury, MMAJunkie.com reports.
The nature and severity of Davis' injury remain undisclosed, and a replacement opponent for Chikadze has yet to be announced. Davis' most recent matchup came in the form of a victory over Thomas Gifford, but he'll now need to wait before making his return to the octagon.
Next fight scheduled
January 2, 2020
Davis will take on Giga Chikadze in a lightweight matchup at UFC Norfolk on Feb. 29, MMAJunkie.com reports.
After suffering defeats in his first two UFC matchups, Davis turned things around in October by defeating Thomas Gifford via KO (punch) at UFC Tampta. Davis is a boxing specialist, and his skills were on full display during that fight as he dominated his competition. Chikadze made his UFC debut in September by defeating Brandon Davis via split decision at UFC Copenhagen, a fight in which Chikadze also relied on his striking abilities. The two fighters are even in height and reach.