Bellator 276: Phil Davis Wants Nemkov To Retain Title

St. Louis, MO – Any fighter that has lost their title has vowed to get it back and regain the glory they once owned. For former Bellator light heavy weight champion Phil Davis the road back to the title continues with a co-main event matchup with former challenger Julius Anglickas.

Davis (23-9) knows that his fight on Saturday night at Bellator 276 will not be a walk in the park and acknowledged Anglickas’ toughness.

“Julius is a tough fighter. He swings for the fences. He’s one of those guys that, he’s ready to make a nice title run. He’s overall just really good at everything. He doesn’t have any gaping holes in his game so when I get ahold of a guy like that it’s all kind of a game time feel. I just have to feel him out a little bit. See where I can exploit a little bit of weakness, but from outside there’s not a lot of, he has no holes really,” Davis said at media day on Thursday.

Being so close to the rankings, Davis #2 and Anglickas #4 respectively, it’s reasonable to say that the winner could have a shot at the winner of Vadim Nemkov vs. Corey Anderson later on in the year.

“If you’re in the top 5, top 6, you can be fairly close to a title shot at any moment. Mr. Anglickas learned that already he got called up he said ‘Yes absolutely’. Just being 2 and 4 of course we’re in that talk. We don’t know really what’s going on with Mr. (Anthony) Johnson, we don’t know what’s going on. Hopefully Mr. Nemkov is still going to be able to make it to the fight and have a great performance. We’re praying for that. We want that to happen. Anything can happen in the world and also in the fight game,” Davis said.

Looks like Davis wants to avenge his two losses to Vadim Nemkov at some point. However he’s focused on his job this weekend.

“My job is very simple. Show up Saturday, beat somebody up, get my hand raised.”

Watch the full Bellator 276 media day scrum with Phil Davis above. More coverage from the event can be found below. The card takes place this Saturday, March 12, 2022 at the Family Arena in St. Louis, MO.