Jai Herbert vs. Mike Davis Added to UFC London

Mason Jones and Mike Davis, UFC Fight Island 8
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 20: (R-L) Mike Davis kicks Mason Jones in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 20, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

“The Black Country Banger” is the latest local talent added to March’s UFC London.

UFC officials recently revealed that England’s own Jai Herbert (11-3) will face Mike Davis (9-2) at the Fight Night event. The bout is expected to take place in the lightweight division.

Herbert, a former Cage Warriors champ at 155 pounds, picked up the first win of his UFC career in his last outing. After starting his run with the promotion 0-2, he stopped Khama Worthy by TKO last October.

Davis has won two straight, including a Fight of the Night performance last time out. That saw “Beast Boy” win a unanimous decision against Welsh fighter Mason Jones. Davis missed all of 2020, but also had a KO of Thomas Gifford in 2019.

UFC London is set to take place on March 19, 2022 at the O2 Arena in London, England. The main event features heavyweight action between Tom Aspinall and Alexander Volkov; the following fights have been reported for the card thus far:

  • Alexander Volkov vs. Tom Aspinall
  • Jack Shore vs. Timur Valiev
  • Jake Hadley vs. Allan Nascimento
  • Luana Carolina vs. Molly McCann
  • Muhammad Mokaev vs Cody Durden
  • Makwan Amirkhani vs. Mike Grundy
  • Sergei Pavlovich vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  • Arnold Allen vs. Dan Hooker
  • Gunnar Nelson vs. Cláudio Silva
  • Cory McKenna vs. Elise Reed
  • Nathaniel Wood vs. Liudvik Sholinian
  • Paddy Pimblett vs. Rodrigo Vargas
  • Nikita Krylov vs. Paul Craig
  • Jai Herbert vs. Mike Davis