Phil Davis: “I think just the size advantage isn’t necessarily the only factor in the fight”

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.

Phil Davis: No. 3 ranked BELLATOR Light Heavyweight quotes:

“I think just the size advantage isn’t necessarily the only factor in the fight. I think he’s gone up against some rangy guys. Weight-wise I think he probably is one of the guys that may have adjusted to the weight better than most guys. He’s had a long layoff an opportunity to actually build-up to the weight class. I think honestly the difference will be just a style matchup.”

“He and I are both very good at getting a read on the tempo and the footwork and another guys’ angles. I think there’s going to be a feeling-out process where we’re both trying to see where the other person is spatially and see what kind of angles and feints and fakes were using. After that, I think it’s 4th of July. Fireworks!”

“I honestly forgot how much I love San Jose. Fight week’s just been really chill. Every time I fight in San Jose it’s just always one of those good times. I have so many spots in this area that I frequent for food and such. It’s a good city in terms of fighting and has a great atmosphere so I’m excited to be here fighting at SAP Center and the Shark Tank.


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