SAN JOSE, CA. – Former 205-pound champion and No. 3 ranked Phil Davis and MMA superstar Yoel Romero previewed their highly anticipated bout at BELLATOR 266: Davis vs. Romero during a virtual media day on Thursday. In a fight that has two men who like to press the action, the victor will have a serious argument to face the winner of the Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix.
The BELLATOR MMA 266 main card begins live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT from inside the SAP Center in San Jose, C.A. and also features a co-main event squaring off No. 4 ranked welterweight Neiman Gracie with Mark Lemminger along with No. 5 ranked women’s flyweight Alejandra Lara taking on San Jose’s own DeAnna Bennet.
Rounding out the SHOWTIME-televised main card, undefeated No. 8 ranked light heavyweight Christian Edwards takes on Ben Parrish at 205-pounds and “Insane” Georgi Karakhanyan matches up with Saul Rogers in a lightweight bout that is sure to bring fireworks.
Neiman Gracie: No. 4 ranked BELLATOR Welterweight:
“As far as having the Gracie name there are two ways to look at it. You can have all the pressure on your shoulders, or you can enjoy and feel grateful to be able to carry the legacy and that’s how I feel. I feel grateful to be able to carry this legacy and to be out here representing. I believe I’m doing what I was born to do so I cannot be happier.”
“Fans can expect a submission on Saturday night. We’re going to see a clinic on Saturday night, I hope. That’s what I’m trained to do.”
“It’s going good. I trained with some of the best fighters in the world and I can’t be more ready for this fight. Of course, Renzo (Gracie) is here for my fight. If Renzo doesn’t come to my fight I wouldn’t fight neither. He has to be here.”
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.
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