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Brandon Davis

AGE

28

RECORD

9-5-0

REACH

72”

HEIGHT

5”10"

WEIGHT

145LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

ALAN BELCHER MMA CLUB

HOMETOWN

STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS RANDY COSTA

RESULT – WON VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (REAR-NAKED CHOKE)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances.  Davis slowly takes the center and opens the fight with a leg kick. Costa responds with a big right hand over the top and lands! Davis is hurt early! He fires a big right hand, just misses! Both fighters are swinging punches! Davis connects with a nasty knee to the body! He follows the attack with a clinch against the fence. Both fighters are very aggressive early. Davis is working for a takedown. Costa is displaying good wrestling defense. Davis separates. 1st min in, Costa slips the punch and lands a big right hook! He follows with a left head kick and lands! Davis absorbs the shots well. Costa is looking sharp on the feet!  Davis fires back with a one-two. A nice step in right hand lands for Davis! He moves in once again but eats a nasty right hook! Costa initiates the clinch. Davis reverses the clinch position and starts working for a takedown. Costa is trying to separate. Costa reverses and lands a big knee on the separation! A big uppercut to the body lands for Costa! Davis counters with a big right hand and lands! Both fighters are bursting a lot of energy early. Halfway in, Costa connects with a hook to the body. Davis counters with a hard right hook! Both fighters are exchanging punches in the center! Costa is walking Davis down. Costa fires an overhand right and lands! Davis takes the center and lands a right hand! This is a pure slugfest! They exchange leg kicks. Nice straight right lands for Davis. Costa has a hard time moving. There is something wrong with his foot. Costa explodes with a couple of jabs! He comes in guns blazing and lands a couple of hard punches! Davis is absorbing the shots well! Big head kick lands for Costa! He follows with a knee to the body! Costa is still fighting at a high pace. 1 min to go, Stiff jab hurts Costa! Davis pushes forward as Costa initiates the clinch against the fence. Big knee and elbow lands for Davis on the separation! Davis is looking like a fresher fighter. Both fighters are missing with the combinations as the round ends. 10-9 Costa

Rd 2 – Costa opens the round with a jab. He immediately pressures forward and hurts Davis with a nasty right hand! Costa jumps al over him with the punches! Davis is in the survival mode as he initiates the clinch. Costa is controlling the clinch against the fence. Costa separates and lands a double jab. Davis explodes with a high kick! He follows with a couple of punches and lands! Costa dives for a takedown! 1st min in, Davis stops the takedown and takes the back of Costa! Costa is in trouble!!! Davis sets up the rear-naked choke!!! Costa taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

SEPTEMBER 2018 UFC 228 – VS ZABIT MAGOMEDSHARIPOV

RESULT – LOST VIA 2nd RD SUBMISSION (KNEEBAR)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Magomedsharipov takes the center. Davis opens the fight with a couple of leg kicks. Magomedsharipov is patient. Davis is keeping his distance with the kicks. Stiff jab lands for Magomedsharipov. Magomedsharipov starts switching his stances. Davis is throwing faints early. 1st min in, Davis is more active with the kicks. Magomedsharipov is reading Davis and looking for the openings. Davis lands a couple of nice jabs to the body. He is constantly landing nice kicks. Magomedsharipov is displaying nice head movement. Hard step in left hook lands for Magomedsharipov! Davis absorbs and continues to stay busy with the kicks. He is doing a good job of following the kicks with the punches. Quick one two and a body kick lands for Davis! Nice counter left hook lands for Magomedsharipov. Halfway in, Davis is controlling the fight. Now he is putting pressure on Magomedsharipov. Magomedsharipov is hesitating much. He lands a double jab. Stunning left hook lands for Magomedsharipov! Another one lands for Magomedsharipov! Magomedsharipov wakes up and starts working with a jab. Davis is looking calm and relaxed. Big uppercut lands for Davis! Magomedsharipov starts landing nice leg kicks. Jump switch kick to the body lands for Magomedsharipov. 1 min to go, Davis explodes with the punches. Magomedsharipov times the attack and level changes for a takedown. He takes a body lock and drags Davis down to the mat. Davis defends. Magomedsharipov picks him up and lift him up and slams him down to the mat! Davis explodes back to his feet. Beautiful left hook to the body lands for Magomedsharipov! 10-9 Magomedsharipov

Rd 2 – Davis opens the round with a couple of kicks. He throws a kick to the body. Magomedsharipov catches the kick and takes the body lock. Magomedsharipov is working for a takedown. Davis is showing good takedown defense. Magomedsharipov trips Davis down and takes the half guard position. Davis is looking for a way up. 1st min in, Davis scrambles and manages to stand. Magomedsharipov is controlling him with the body lock. Davis is using a lot of energy. He is carrying the weight of Magomedsharipov. Davis has a hard time separating.  Magomedsharipov picks him up once again and slams him down! Davis explodes back to his feet once again but Magomedsharipov continues to control him. Magomedsharipov unloads with a couple of big right hands! Davis back to his feet. He manages to separate the hands and get back in the center. Halfway in, Magomedsharipov opens up with a couple of jabs. He beautifully trips Davis to the mat and takes his back! Zabit gets the back mount! Davis is in trouble! Magomedsharipov sets up the rear-naked choke! Davis escapes. Magomedsharipov makes a transition to the kneebar!!! What a move by Magomedsharipov!!! Davis taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

MAY 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 129 – VS ENRIQUE BARZOLA

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Davis immediately takes the center and establishes the pressure. Barzola is in the hands low karate stance. Barzola goes high with the kick. Davis blocks and lands a right hand counter. Barzola is moving a lot. He fires a couple of nice leg kicks. 1st min in, Davis is looking for a way in. Big leg kick drops Davis! Barzola follows with a body lock. He is working for a takedown early. Davis is defending well. Barzola trips Davis down to the mat! However, Davis is back on his feet. Barzola continues to control him with a body lock. He switches to a single leg but Davis defends. Barzola is back with a body lock. He level changes and takes the double leg. He Picks Davis up and slams him down to the mat! Halfway in, Davis is back on his feet. Barzola backs off and they are back in the center. Both fighters are busy with the kicks. Davis moves in but Barzola moves away. Stiff jab lands for Davis. He is marching forward with the punches but Barzola is countering with the punches over the top. Davis resets. He moves in and lands a big right hand! Davis is confident as he moves forward once again. Barzola clinches and separates. Davis is the aggressor. Barzola is showing nice head movement. Both fighters exchange punches! Davis is looking for a brawl. 1 min to go, Big left hook lands for Barzola! Davis clinches and trips Barzola down to the mat. Davis is in the guard position. Barzola is scrambling from the bottom. Davis stands up. Barzola explodes back to his feet. Davis explodes in the last 20 seconds and lands a couple of nice punches. 10-9 Davis

Rd 2 – Davis continues with the pressure. He is looking to establish the jab. Barzola is moving on the outside. Davis moves in with a left hand. Barzola ducks under and takes a body lock. He slams Davis once again but has a hard time establishing the control. Brazola still has body lock. He drags Davis down once against but Davis is back on his feet. 1st min in, Barzola takes the double leg and picks Davis up in the air. Brazola brings him to the center and slams him down! He takes the side control position. Davis scrambles from the bottom. Brazola establishes good top control. Davis rolls but ends up in the guillotine choke! Davis defends well. He explodes back to his feet but Brazola immediately follows with a powerful double-leg slam! Halfway in, Brazola is all over Davis. He takes his back once again. Davis is looking desperate. He is crawling to the fence. Brazola is landing nice punches from the top. Davis shakes Brazola off and now he dives for a single leg takedown. Brazola defends and drags Davis down. Davis is on his knees. Brazola is landing nice knee to the body. He shoots for the guillotine choke!!! He switches to the anaconda choke! 1 min to go, Davis is displaying good submission defense. Davis explodes back to his feet. Both fighters are scrambling. Brazola has more success during the grappling and wrestling exchanges. He is on top and exploding with the punches. 10-9 Brazola

 

Rd 3 – Brazola takes the outside position. Davis is patient and looking for the openings. Brazola lands a leg kick. Davis is throwing faints. Nice leg kick lands for Davis. Brazola is looking like a fresher fighter. Stiff jab lands for Davis. He is looking to byte Brazola into something. 1st min in, Brazola is showing nice footwork. He steps in and lands a right hand. Davis counters with a left. Stiff jabs are landing for Brazola! Davis is holding his hands low. He steps in and lands a two punch combo. He starts working behind his jab. Barzola is looking to close the distance. Big one two lands for Brazola! Davis tries to counter but eats a hard right hand! Davis absorbs. Both fighters are missing with the punches. Big kick to the body lands for Davis! Davis is throwing more punches. He is constantly landing nice punches. Brazola spots the danger on the feet and explodes for a takedown. Barzola takes the single leg and scores a takedown. Davis finds himself up but Brazola controls him with a body lock. Davis separates the hands and lands a nice knee to the head! Brazola steps in with a left hand. Davis level changes for a single leg. Brazola takes the head lock and makes a transition to the half guard. Great job by Brazola! 1 min to go, Brazola establishes strong control. He is in the half guard position. Brazola lands a couple of nice right hands. Davis is scrambling from the bottom. He gives his back to Brazola. Davis is desperate to stand up. Brazola opens up with the punches. Davis scrambles and he is back on his feet. 10-9 Brazola

WATCH FIGHT

FEBRUARY 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 126 – VS STEVEN PETERSON

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Peterson opens the fight with a jab. Peterson is the aggressor early, he is looking for a brawl. Davis opens up with punches and ends up with a hard leg kick! Peterson is showing nice head movement. 1st min in, Peterson pushing with the punches but Davis is doing a good job blocking them. Nice inside leg kick lands for Davis. Jab lands for Peterson. Peterson is looking for his way in. He is trying to pass the range disadvantage. Leg kick lands for Peterson. Davis returns the kick. Fighters are in the center. Hallway in, Davis closes the distance and lands a right hand. He fires a front kick to the face, just misses. Hard kick to the body lands for Peterson! Davis immediately responds with a front kick to the body. Davis is throwing a lot of faints. He is looking very unpredictable. Peterson is putting his hands low and Davis counters every time over the top. Davis explodes and lands a hard one two combination! Peterson absorbs. Davis continues with the pressure and he lands another right hand over the top. He is looking more confident. 1 min to go, Davis is attacking from all angles. Peterson has a hard time keeping his distance. Davis misses with a spinning back fist. Peterson fires a leg kick. Davis catches the kick and counters with a nice inside leg kick. Davis is working from the outside position. Peterson pushes forward as the round ends. 10-9 Davis

Rd 2 – Both fighters in the orthodox stance. Davis opens the round with a one-two combination and lands. Peterson takes the center and establishes the pressure. He level changes and shoots for a takedown. Davis shows his toughness as he defends and lands a knee to the body. Davis connects with a right hand. He fires a kick to the body lands! Davis is looking sharp 1st min in, Peterson has a cut below his eye and has a hard time seeing. Nice right hand over the top lands for Davis. Peterson moves in with the punches. Davis shows great head movement as he slips the punch and lands a right hand. Peterson stays in the face of Davis but he is taking a lot of damage. Davis explodes and lands another hard right hand! He is on fire!. Halfway in Davis level changes for a double leg. Peterson defends. Peterson takes a body lock. Peterson pushes Davis against the fence. He takes the back of Davis. Davis shakes him off. Fighters are in the scramble as Davis finishes on top. Peterson is active from the bottom position. He finds his way back to his feet and initiates the clinch against the fence. Peterson looks for a double, defended by Davis. 1 min to go Peterson is feeling comfortable fighting the clinch fight. Davis reverses the clinch. Peterson spins around the clinch. Peterson lands a nice knee to the body. Beautiful trip by Peterson as he finishes on top! He takes the half guard position. Peterson stays busy with the body shots. 10-9 Davis
 

Rd 3 – Peterson moves forward as Davis immediately counters with a couple of punches! Davis has great timing on the counter punches. Davis continues to angle his attacks and destroying Peterson on the feet. Left hand lands for Peterson. Davis counters with a hard right! Peterson is moving forward with a jab. Davis seems to be slowing down. Davis is bursting a lot of energy on his movement. Another jab from Peterson. Peterson is walking Davis down as Davis starts running away. Inside elbow lands for Davis! Leg kick lands for Davis. Peterson responds with a kick to the body. Halfway in. Peterson has a lot of success with his jab. Davis counters with a right. He is clearly slowing down. Davis fakes the body shot and lands a hard right over the top! Peterson is switching stances. Peterson shoots for a takedown, defended by Davis. Peterson is all busted up, he is bleeding a lot. Peterson is swinging but Davis shows his great footwork and escapes. 1 min to go, Peterson shoots for a takedown, Davis counters with a perfectly timed knee to the head! Peterson is hurt!!! Davis pushes for a finish with another knee!!! Peterson recovers. Even Davis smiles and couldn’t believe how Peterson is still on his feet. Davis fires a head kick, blocked by Peterson. Peterson pushes forward with the superman punch. Peterson initiates the clinch as the round ends. 10-9 Davis

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

14 MATCHES 9 WINS 5 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 3 0
SUBMISSION 2 2
DECISION 4 3
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Davis is a talented standup fighter with good grappling skills.
  • He is the purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
  • Also, he is a brown belt in Muay Thai.
  • Davis has appeared on DWTNCS where he won a fight against Austin Arnett.
  • Davis has a good standup game. He has powerful kicks and likes to follow them with the punches.
  • Davis likes to stay busy. He is constantly landing leg kicks and punches. His output is high as seen against Magomedsharipov.
  • His submission defense was on point against Barzola.
  • However, he is easily giving his back as seen against Barzola and Magomedsharipov.
  • His takedown defense has a lot of holes as seen against Barzola.
  • Davis is throwing a lot of faints as seen against Peterson. He is looking very unpredictable