Phil Davis Forces Liam McGeary To Surrender After A Brutal Set Of Ground And Pound Strikes!
Bellator 220 takes place at SAP Center in San Jose, California tonight (Saturday, April 27, 2019). Welcome to the bout between two ex-Bellator Light Heavyweight champions – dangerous wrestler Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis and BJJ black belt Liam McGeary.
The two already met at Bellator 163, on November 4, 2016, where Davis successfully earned a unanimous decision win to defend his 205-pound belt. Will McGeary avenge the loss?
The referee in charge for this contest is Blake Grice. The battle begins!
Fighters don’t touch gloves. It seems Davis looks for a tactical bout, he is very patient on his feet.
Davis feints a lot, low kick Liam. Both fighters missing jabs. One minute in, no serious shots for now. Jab exchange. McGeary looking to close the distance, low kick. Low kick Davis. 1-2 Davis.
What a great counter Superman punch by Liam, Phil delivers a low kick. Great bout. There are no serious shots yet, Davis goes for wide hooks.
Phil Davis holds the guard well, but overhand right Liam, Davis goes for two low kicks. Low kick Liam.
We’ve seen an amazing exchange on both sides, Davis misses with a high kick. 10-9 Davis.
Both fighters are very cautious at the beginning of the round. Wow, it was a great punch by Phil Davis, Liam McGeary looks hurt from this. Davis continues to circle around, McGeary attempts a spinning back kick.
An outstanding exchange on both sides.
Half of the round has passed, both fighters trading shots, left low kick, Liam. Wow, it was a brutal low kick by Davis. Superb superman punch Davis missed but followed by a low kick. Great punch from Davis.
Amazing left low kick Phil Davis. It seems McGeary has big problems moving, what a combo by Liam, but Phil Davis defends well. Another right low kick for Davis. Davis is killing him with those low kicks. 10-9 Davis.
It seems Phil Davis circles again around the cage. Low kick Davis, blocked. Middle kick Davis, great exchange.
Body lock takedown Davis!
Davis is in the side control, takes the opponent’s back, McGeary tries to slip out, but Davis mounts him off the back and delivers big blows. It seems Liam goes for a triangle choke but no success. An elite grappling from Davis, great ground and pound, big fists and elbows.
An outstanding kick to the teeth Davis. I don’t know whether this was a legal blow, but the bout continues. McGeary attacks but no success.
Great teep to the body by Davis. Davis looks tired, McGeary presses him against the cage, but Davis escapes and reverses the opponent on the cage. Superb punches on both sides. Davis misses with a left hook.
Excellent left hook Liam McGeary.
Wow, what a counter punch by Davis and McGeary is on the floor.
Davis is literally killing him on the ground. McGeary taps, the fight is over!
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Final Result: Phil Davis defeats Liam McGeary via submission (strikes), round 3, 4:11
Phil Davis improves the score to 20-5, 1 NC MMA, 7-3 BMMA, Liam McGeary drops to 13-4 MMA, 10-4 BMMA)