As it turns out, it was all fun and games for "Mr. Wonderful" Phil Davis.
The perennial top-10 light heavyweight finally captured his first world championship Friday night at Bellator 163 when he became Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion by defeating the previously undefeated Liam McGeary. When the two spoke with Fightful.com this week, McGeary claimed that Davis wasn't taking the fight seriously enough. Davis warned his opponent that the fun and games were just beginning.
The bout was a complete wash, with Davis dominating all five rounds. Outside of a few exchanges on the feet, the fight was all Davis, taking place almost entirely on the ground. "Mr. Wonderful" was able to set up his takedowns and retain top control, cruising to victory.
The 34-year old McGeary was competing for the first time in over a year, while Davis had his fourth fight in 14 months. Davis moved to an impressive 4-0 in Bellator, having defeated McGeary, King Mo Lawal, Emanuel Newton and Francis Carmont.
The scorecards read 50-43, 50-45, 50-44, all going the way of Davis. You can see our full coverage of Bellator 163 at this link.
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