Bellator Fighting Championships has signed light heavyweight Chris Davis.
The U.S. Marine hopes of becoming the first ever Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion in the first Bellator Light Heavyweight Tournament.
“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 second 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.”
“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.”
Davis has a 10-2 record, and hasn’t had a fight go the distance in his professional career.
“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 “The Machete” Fekete and Daniel Gracie as the only other confirmed participants in the Season 4 Light Heavyweight Tournament.
The tournament will air on MTV2.