Premier Combating Championships, an outfit based mostly in Holyoke, Mass., lately introduced UFC veteran Marcus Davis, 46, could be competing on their upcoming present Premier FC 31. The occasion is booked for October third on the Mass Mutual Middle in Springfield, Mass.
‘The Irish Hand Grenade’ hasn’t fought since he was TKO’d by Ryan Sanders at NEF: Struggle Night time 12 again in February 2014. At PFC 13 Davis is scheduled to face Nick Alley, a 29-year-old with a 6-Three file, at welterweight.
Davis’ profession file stands at 22-11 (1). After a pro-boxing profession that spanned between 1993 and 2000, Davis joined the forged of The Final Fighter 2: Crew Hughes vs. Crew Franklin.
On the present Davis was drafted by coach Wealthy Franklin, alongside Jorge Gurgel, Melvin Guillard, Keith Jardine and Rashad Evans. Throughout that competitors’s welterweight bracket he misplaced his opening spherical bout to eventual collection winner Joe Stevenson.
After the fact present taping had wrapped Davis fought Guillard on the dwell finale. He misplaced that bout resulting from a lower and was then lower from the promotion, however he nonetheless went on to have a protracted and energetic UFC profession.
After the Guillard combat Davis put collectively a five-fight profitable streak within the New England combat scene. That result in him being re-signed by ZUFFA in 2006, to combat Forrest Petz at UFC: The Remaining Chapter.
Davis beat Petz by first spherical guillotine choke. He then gained his subsequent 5 UFC bouts, decision-ing Shonie Carter after which stopping Pete Spratt (achilles lock), Jason Tan (punches), Paul Taylor (armbar) and Jess Liaudin (punches).
That streak set Davis up for a bout with fellow TUF-vet Mike Swick. Davis misplaced to Swick, however rebounded with wins over Paul Kelly and Chris Lytle (which gained Struggle of the Night time).
Subsequent got here a combat with Dan Hardy that featured a vicious disagreement between each rivals (and included Davis tweeting that he wished Hardy would die from AIDS). The back-and-forth combat resulted in a cut up choice victory for Hardy. Davis then wound up on the unsuitable finish of a brutal KO due to the knees of Ben Saunders.
After beating Jonathan Goulet at UFC 113, Davis took back-to-back losses to Nate Diaz (technical submission) and Jeremy Stephens (KO). In 2011, quickly after the Stephens loss, Davis was lower from the promotion.
Over the next two years Davis toiled totally on the regional circuit. In 2013 he had two appearances for Bellator MMA earlier than saying his (short-term) retirement from the game.