Finishing the Fight: UFC Fight Island 8

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 19: (L-R) Opponents Mike Davis and Mason Jones face off during the UFC weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 19, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Mike “Beast Boy” Davis (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Total Number of Pro MMA Finishes: 8

Via KO/TKO:  7

Via Submission: 1

Total Number of UFC Finishes: 1

Via KO/TKO: 1

(Thomas Gifford)

Via Submission: 0

Mike Davis is just two fights into his UFC career, and yet has looked incredibly promising. Mike’s first fight in the UFC was against Gilbert Burns and though he lost, time has shown that that was a very high level competitor for a fighter’s UFC debut.

In Mike’s next, and most recent fight, he took on Thomas Gifford in October of 2019.  It was a sustained beatdown. And Davis was able capture a beautiful KO, faceplanting Gifford with just 15 seconds left in the third round with a right cross to win the fight. Mike is a pressure fighter, in all of his fights he is coming forward, looking to impose his win upon his opponents with his long punch combinations. The win against Gifford displayed Mike’s willingness to push the tempo of the fight and look for the finish even late in the fight that he was obviously winning.