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Compton’s Joey Davis earns first-round KO
INGLEWOOD — — Joey Davis entered into his 3rd professional Mixed Martial Arts fight understood for being an elite wrestler. A lot for that.
The Compton welterweight supplied a rotating kick to the liver of Ian Butler for a 39-second knockout in the opening fight at Bellator 192 at The Forum.
The battle never ever mosted likely to the ground, where Davis (3-0) figured to have an advantage over Butler (3-4). Davis, that educates at Bodyshop MMA in Lakewood, spun and also grew his appropriate foot on Butler’s abdomen.
Butler paused after that went down. Davis leapt on the downed fighter, supplying two strikes prior to the fight was aborted.
Davis, who was a two-sport celebrity at Santa Fe High, went 133-0 in four years at Division II Notre Dame College in Ohio — — just the third college wrestler at any degree to go undefeated over four years.
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