La Carvas Rashad Davis (born October 28, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist who most recently competed in the Bantamweight division of Bellator MMA. A professional competitor since 2006, Davis has also formerly competed for the Quad Cities Silverbacks in the IFL, Affliction Entertainment, Titan FC, and the WEC.

LC Davis
Born (1980-10-28) October 28, 1980 (age 41)
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
DivisionBantamweight
Featherweight (formerly)
Reach69 in (180 cm)
StyleFreestyle wrestling, Kickboxing
Fighting out ofKansas City, Missouri, United States
TeamAmerican Jiu Jitsu Academy
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total31
Wins23
By knockout8
By submission7
By decision8
Losses8
By submission2
By decision6
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Davis competed in high school wrestling and was talented, going on to continue his wrestling career at Labette Community College and Missouri Valley College. After graduating college, Davis began training in mixed martial arts.[1]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Davis made his MMA debut in 2006, defeating Nick Wright in VFC 12. His professional MMA career has made him retire from a steady job as a wrestling coach at Pratt Community College,[2] moving to the Quad Cities to train under Pat Miletich at his Mixed Martial School. He has competed for the Featherweight Grand Prix title, but there he suffered the first loss of his professional career, to Wagnney Fabiano.

In 2008, Davis was intended to debut in WEC 35 as a replacement to the injured Cub Swanson, who broke his hand at training. He was supposed to fight against Hiroyuki Takaya, but the fight was cancelled for unspecified reasons.[3]

World Extreme CagefightingEdit

Davis made his WEC debut against fellow WEC newcomer Javier Vazquez on August 9, 2009 at WEC 42.[4] He won via split decision.

He returned to the WEC only four months later, defeating previously unbeaten Diego Nunes via unanimous decision at WEC 44. A victory which was also considered a major upset, Nunes was a 3 to 1 favorite coming into the bout.[5]

On March 6, 2010, Davis defeated Deividas Taurosevičius via majority decision at WEC 47, Thus solidifying his name as a top 10 contender in the WEC featherweight division.[6]

In his fourth WEC outing, Davis fought top contender Josh Grispi at WEC 49.[7] In the first round of the fight, Grispi sunk in a deep guillotine choke as Davis was shooting for a takedown. Grispi managed to choke Davis unconscious and was declared the winner via technical submission.

Davis looked to bounce back from his previous defeat by taking on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Raphael Assunção. The fight took place on November 11, 2010 at WEC 52.[8] Davis lost via unanimous decision. For the first time in his WEC career Davis was the favorite coming into the fight.

After losing his second straight fight Davis was released from Zuffa following the UFC/WEC merger.[9]

Independent promotionsEdit

In September 2008, Davis signed a year-long three-fight non-exclusive contract with Affliction, Davis made his Affliction debut on January 24, 2009 where he defeated journeyman Bao Quach by unanimous decision after a back and forth fight. His contract was later terminated after the company closed.

Davis has been announced as a participant in World Victory Road's Featherweight Grand Prix. In the first round of the tournament Davis was upset and thoroughly defeated by Michihiro Omigawa via unanimous decision.

After his release from the WEC, Davis returned home to Kansas City to work on his training where he eventually decided to drop down to the bantamweight division. Davis made his bantamweight debut on May 25, 2012 at Titan Fighting Championships 22 against Bill Kamery. Davis defeated Kamery in the second round via TKO putting him back in the win column for first time in over two years.

Davis defeated Jacob Akin on February 22, 2013, at Kansas City Fighting Alliance 5 via TKO due to punches in round one.

Davis defeated Dominic Blanco on March 30, 2013, at Victory Fighting Championship 39 via TKO due to a liver kick in round one.

Davis defeated James Saville on June 29, 2013, at GWC: The British Invasion via unamious decision.

Bellator MMAEdit

Davis made his debut with Bellator MMA on March 21, 2014 at Bellator 113. He faced Tory Bogguess and won via guillotine choke submission in the closing seconds of the first round.

Davis next faced promotional newcomer Zeilton Rodrigues at Bellator 124 on September 12, 2014. He won the fight via unanimous decision.[10]

Davis faced Hideo Tokoro at Bellator 135 on March 27, 2015.[11] He won the back-and-forth fight via split decision. He still went on to do the interview after he broke his jaw.[12]

Davis faced the former Bellator Bantamweight Champion, Joe Warren in the main event of Bellator 143 on September 25, 2015.[13] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.

On February 20, 2018 it was announced that Bellator had released Davis from the promotion.[14]

Personal lifeEdit

Davis has a son as well as one step-son and one step-daughter with wife Kylie Shepard[15]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
31 matches 23 wins 8 losses
By knockout 8 0
By submission 7 2
By decision 8 6
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–8 Marcos Galvão Decision (split) Bellator 166 December 2, 2016 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Loss 23–7 Joe Warren Decision (unanimous) Bellator 143 September 25, 2015 3 5:00 Hidalgo, Texas, United States
Win 23–6 Hideo Tokoro Decision (split) Bellator 135 March 27, 2015 3 5:00 Thackerville, Oklahoma, United States
Win 22–6 Zeilton Rodrigues Decision (unanimous) Bellator 124 September 12, 2014 3 5:00 Plymouth Township, Michigan, United States
Win 21–6 Tory Bogguess Submission (guillotine choke) Bellator 113 March 21, 2014 1 4:58 Mulvane, Kansas, United States
Loss 20–6 Ryan Roberts Decision (split) Victory Fighting Championship 41 December 14, 2013 5 5:00 Ralston, Nebraska, United States Lost the VFC Bantamweight Championship.[17]
Win 20–5 James Saville Decision (unanimous) GWC: The British Invasion: U.S. vs. U.K. June 29, 2013 3 5:00 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Win 19–5 Dominic Blanco TKO (liver kick) Victory Fighting Championship 39 March 30, 2013 1 2:44 Omaha, Nebraska, United States Won the VFC Bantamweight Championship.[18]
Win 18–5 Jacob Akin TKO (punches) Kansas City Fighting Alliance 5 February 22, 2013 1 2:18 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 17–5 Bill Kamery TKO (punches) Titan FC 22 May 25, 2012 2 2:59 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Bantamweight debut.
Loss 16–5 Christian Uflacker Decision (split) Hoosier Fight Club 10 February 11, 2012 3 5:00 Valparaiso, Indiana, United States
Loss 16–4 Raphael Assunção Decision (unanimous) WEC 52 November 11, 2010 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–3 Josh Grispi Technical Submission (guillotine choke) WEC 49 June 20, 2010 1 2:33 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 16–2 Deividas Taurosevičius Decision (majority) WEC 47 March 6, 2010 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 15–2 Diego Nunes Decision (unanimous) WEC 44 November 18, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 14–2 Javier Vazquez Decision (split) WEC 42 August 9, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 13–2 Michihiro Omigawa Decision (unanimous) World Victory Road Presents: Sengoku 7 March 20, 2009 3 5:00 Tokyo, Japan
Win 13–1 Bao Quach Decision (unanimous) Affliction: Day of Reckoning January 24, 2009 3 5:00 Anaheim, California, United States
Win 12–1 Billy Kidd Submission (bulldog choke) Adrenaline MMA 2: Miletich vs. Denny December 11, 2008 1 2:52 Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 11–1 Josh Bernal TKO (punches) Conquest FC 1 September 27, 2008 1 4:07 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Win 10–1 Rafael Dias KO (head kick) IFL: New Jersey April 4, 2008 3 3:56 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Loss 9–1 Wagnney Fabiano Submission (armbar) IFL: World Grand Prix Finals December 19, 2007 1 3:38 Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Win 9–0 Conor Heun Decision (split) IFL: 2007 Semi-Finals August 2, 2007 3 4:00 East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Win 8–0 Dan Sullivan TKO (punches) Titan FC 8 July 27, 2007 1 3:18 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 7–0 Jay Estrada Submission (guillotine choke) IFC: Chicago May 19, 2007 2 0:33 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 6–0 George Henderson TKO (submission to punches) Titan FC 7 March 23, 2007 1 1:10 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 5–0 John T. Smith TKO (punches) Titan FC 6 July 24, 2007 1 0:36 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 4–0 Tim Gorman Submission (guillotine choke) Titan FC 5 August 4, 2006 1 2:52 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 3–0 Mike Lindquist Submission (rear-naked choke) Titan FC 4 June 9, 2006 1 1:13 Kansas City, Kansas, United States
Win 2–0 Ace Anderson TKO (submission to punches) Titan FC 2 May 12, 2006 1 0:52 Topeka, Kansas, United States
Win 1–0 Nick Wright TKO (punches) VFC 12: Warpath February 25, 2006 2 N/A Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LC Davis | UFC". 14 September 2018.
  2. ^ Donelson, Tom (2007-12-26). "L.C. Davis Goes For Glory". Blackathlete.net. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  3. ^ JOe K. says. "Report: L.C. Davis vs. Hiroyuki Takaya scrapped for WEC 35". Five Ounces of Pain. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  4. ^ "Vasquez-Davis Moved to WEC 42". Sherdog.com. July 30, 2009. Retrieved July 30, 2009.
  5. ^ "WEC 44: Brown vs. Aldo results". www.wec.tv/index.cfmom. 2009-11-19.
  6. ^ "WEC officially adds Davis vs. Taurosevicius to WEC 47". 2010-01-21. Archived from the original on 2010-01-25.
  7. ^ "Josh Grispi makes return against L.C. Davis on WEC 49 main card". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-15. Retrieved 2010-04-13.
  8. ^ "RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO VS. LC DAVIS AT WEC 52". MMAweekly.com. 2010-09-22.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "While Michihiro Omigawa and Norifumi Yamamoto Sign on the Dotted Line, LC Davis Heads to the Unemployment Line « Fighters.com – UFC, MMA and Fighting News". Fighters.com. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
  10. ^ Steven Marrocco (September 12, 2014). "Bellator 124 results: Emanuel Newton defends title with another spinning backfist". mmajunkie.com.
  11. ^ Marc Raimondi (March 4, 2015). "L.C. Davis vs. Hideo Tokoro added to Bellator 135, full fight card announced". mmafighting.com.
  12. ^ Bellator MMA: Foundations with LC Davis
  13. ^ Brett Okamoto (August 11, 2015). "Warren-Davis to headline Bellator 143". espn.go.com.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-02-20). "Bellator trims roster, parts ways with 13 fighters". mmafighting.com.
  15. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-27.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  16. ^ "Best of 2015: MMA half-year awards".
  17. ^ "Victory Fighting Championship 41 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. December 14, 2013.
  18. ^ "Victory Fighting Championship 39 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. March 30, 2013.

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