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Compton’s Joey Davis crushes MMA opponent in Bellator 182

Stellar, undefeated wrestling career at Notre Dame College; four-time NCAA Division II national champion

Joey Davis’ combined wrestling prowess and striking skills were too much for Justin Roswell, Aug. 25, at Bellator 182 at Turning Stone Resort Casino, in Verona, N.Y. Photo: YouTube/Champions

After 133-0 college wrestling career, Joey ‘Black Ice’ Davis 2-0 in Bellator MMA

College wrestling phenom turned Bellator mixed martial art combatant Joey Davis is 2-0 in his first two professional fights — a decision and a devastating first-round knockout.

After completing a stellar college wrestling career at Notre Dame College, where he amassed a stunning record of 133-0 and was a four-time NCAA Division II national champion, Davis, understandably has huge goals for himself in MMA.

Davis, a.k.a. “Black Ice”, who grew up in Compton, told MMAJunkie, “I want to be the next big thing. I want to be the next big star. I’m going to be the champion. What’s going to happen after I’m the champion, I don’t know, but I’m going to be the champion.”

Politeness belies Davis’ ferocity in the cage. At 175 pounds, he has defeated his first two opponents — Keith Cutrone by decision, and Justin Roswell by a devastating first-round knockout in Bellator 182 at Turning Stone Resort Casino, in Verona, N.Y.

Davis is clearly aware of his abilities in the cage.

“There’s no way I can be beaten if I put my mind to it,” he said. “Fighting is a very tough sport. But I know if I put all my abilities to the test, and I know I’m in the best shape I can be, I am very hard to deal with. Very tough.”

<p>Jarrette Fellows, Jr. is Publisher and Editor of Compton Herald. He attended junior and senior high school in Compton, and is an alumnus of California State University, Los Angeles.</p>

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