Bellator 235 Results: Joey Davis Slices, Dices, then Tenderizes Chris Cisneros

Joey Davis, Bellator 235
Joey Davis, Bellator 235 Credit: Bellator MMA

One of Bellator’s young standouts, Joey Davis brought about a bloody end to Chris Cisneros’ night at Bellator 235.

Undefeated welterweight prospect Joey Davis returned to the cage Friday at Bellator 235. Entering the night a perfect 6-0 with four first-round finishes in that span, Davis was set to take on Chris Cisneros. ‘The Maverick’ had more than four times the experience as Davis, and entered the bout on a two-fight win streak.

Joey Davis wasted zero time in scoring a huge double-leg takedown in this one. Cisneros was planted on his back almost immediately, his only option to scramble and scoot back to the fence. Once there, however, Davis was able to control him, using strong posture and wrist control. Soon enough, adding in some strikes from the top, including some damaging elbows, he had Cisneros cut open. Like a shark smelling blood in the water, Davis turned up the heat, unleashing a devastating barrage of ground n’ pound that had Cisneros covering up for dear life. No intelligent defense, and too many punches finding their mark forced to ref to wave it off.

With the win, Joey Davis moves to 7-0 inside the Bellator cage. He’s likely earned himself another step up in competition after Friday night.

Official Result: Joey Davis def. Chris Cisneros by TKO, Round 1, 3:55