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Marcus Davis

"The Irish Hand Grenade" Marcus Davis

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  • Given Name: Marcus Paul Davis
  • MMA Record: 22-11-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Irish Hand Grenade
  • Current Streak: 2 Losses
  • Age: 44 | Date of Birth: 1973.08.24
  • Last Fight: February 08, 2014 in NEF
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 171.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Sityodtong Boston
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $324,000 USD
  • Born: Houlton, Maine, United States
  • Fighting out of: Bangor, Maine
  • Head Coach: Mark DellaGrotte
  • Other Coaches: N/A
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Marcus Davis MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | KO/TKO
5:00 Round 1 of 3

Us Ryan Sanders
22-10-0 5-4-0

Us NEF 12: Only One Will Win
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.02.08
Weigh-In: 171.5 lbs (77.8 kgs)
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:40 Round 1 of 3

Ru Alexander Sarnavskiy
22-9-0 23-1-0

Us Bellator 101: Warren vs. Kirk
Main Card | Tournament Quarterfinal | 155 lbs

2013.09.27
Odds: +350 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Darrius Heyliger
21-9-0 5-1-0

Us NEF 7
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.05.18
Weigh-In: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)
No Contest
3:05 Round 1 of 3

Us Waachiim Spiritwolf
21-9-0 9-11-1

Us Bellator 93
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.03.21
Odds: -245 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Kevin MacDonald
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Se David Bielkheden
20-9-0 17-11-0

Se Superior Challenge 8: Malmo
Co-Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2012.10.06
Cancelled Bout Matt Lee CFC 2012.03.31
Reason: Event Canceled
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chuck O'Neil
20-8-0 8-4-0

Us W-1 MMA 7: Reloaded
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.10.15
Weigh-In: 170.3 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | Submission | Choke
1:07 Round 1 of 3

Us Travis Coyle
19-8-0 9-4-0

Us GFL 13: Heavy Hitters
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.09.23
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Pete Spratt
18-8-0 22-19-0

Ca MFC 30: Up Close and Personal
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.06.10
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.1 lbs (77.2 kgs) | Referee: John Braak
Cancelled Bout Richie Whitson MFC 30 2011.06.10
Reason: Whitson Foot Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Curtis Demarce
17-8-0 11-7-0

Ca MFC 29: Conquer
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.04.08
Odds: -340 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 154.5 lbs (70.1 kgs) | Referee: Jerin Valel
Cancelled Bout Kajan Johnson MFC 29 2011.04.08
Reason: Johnson Shoulder Injury
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch
2:33 Round 3 of 3, 12:33 Total

Us Jeremy Stephens
17-7-0 18-6-0

Us UFC 125: Resolution
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2011.01.01
Odds: +235 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $31,000 Base | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Kim Winslow
#29 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2011
#22 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2011
UFC 125 Knockout of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
4:02 Round 3 of 3, 14:02 Total

Us Nate Diaz
17-6-0 12-5-0

Us UFC 118: Edgar vs. Penn 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.08.28
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $91,000 ($31K Base, $60K Fight/Night) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne | Walkout Music: House of Pain - Jump Around
#12 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2010
#29 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2010
UFC 118 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 2 of 3, 6:23 Total

Ca Jonathan Goulet
16-6-0 22-10-0

Ca UFC 113: Machida vs Shogun 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.05.08
Odds: -518 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Phillipe Chartier | Walkout Music: House of Pain - Jump Around
Loss | KO/TKO | Knees
3:24 Round 1 of 3

Us Ben Saunders
16-5-0 7-1-2

Us UFC 106: Ortiz vs Griffin 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.11.21
Odds: -230 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Disclosed Pay: $27,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Gb Dan Hardy
16-4-0 21-6-0

De UFC 99: The Comeback
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.06.13
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard | Walkout Music: House of Pain - Jump Around
#24 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2009
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Chris Lytle
15-4-0 26-16-5

Ie UFC 93: Franklin vs. Henderson
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.01.17
Odds: -158 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
UFC 93 Fight of the Night
Win | Submission | Choke
2:16 Round 2 of 3, 7:16 Total

Gb Paul Kelly
14-4-0 8-0-0

Gb UFC 89: Bisping vs Leben
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.10.18
Odds: -313 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Mike Swick
14-3-0 11-2-0

Gb UFC 85: Bedlam
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.06.07
Odds: +104 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:04 Round 1 of 3

Fr Jess Liaudin
13-3-0 14-8-0

Gb UFC 80: Rapid Fire
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2008.01.19
Odds: -333 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Win | Submission | Armlock
4:14 Round 1 of 3

Gb Paul Taylor
12-3-0 8-1-1

Gb UFC 75: Champion vs Champion
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.09.08
Odds: -188 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($40K Fight/Night, $40K Sub/Night) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
#42 Greatest Comeback of All Time
UFC 75 Fight of the Night
UFC 75 Submission of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punch
1:15 Round 1 of 3

Gb Jason Tan
11-3-0 4-1-0

Gb UFC 72: Victory
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.06.16
Odds: -388 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $40,000 KO/Night | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
UFC 72 Knockout of the Night
Win | Submission | Leglock
2:57 Round 2 of 3, 7:57 Total

Us Pete Spratt
10-3-0 15-10-0

Us UFC 69: Shootout
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2007.04.07
Odds: -330 (Moderate Favorite) | Weigh-In: 169.5 lbs (76.9 kgs) | Referee: Kerry Hatley
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Shonie Carter
9-3-0 39-15-7

Us UFC Fight Night 7: Sanchez vs Riggs
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.12.13
Odds: +115 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $10,000 ($5K Base, $5K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | Submission | Choke
4:58 Round 1 of 3

Us Forrest Petz
8-3-0 15-2-0

Us UFC The Final Chapter: Ortiz vs Shamrock 3
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.10.10
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Jorge Alonso
Win | Submission | Armlock

Us Mike Vaughn

Us NFC

2006.09.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Jason Hathaway

Us NFC

2006.07.14
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Doug Gordon
5-3-0 1-0-0

Us CFFC 1
Main Card

2006.06.30
Win | Submission | Choke
0:37 Round 1 of 2

Us Craig Gunder
4-3-0 1-1-0

Us Combat Zone 16: In the Cage 2
Main Event

2006.05.13
Win | Submission | Head
1:41 Round 1 of 2

Us Andy Normington
3-3-0 1-3-0

Us Combat Zone 14: In the Cage
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2006.04.08
Loss | KO/TKO | Injury
2:55 Round 2 of 3, 7:55 Total

Us Melvin Guillard
3-2-0 18-4-2

Us The Ultimate Fighter 2 Finale
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.11.05
Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 167.0 lbs (75.7 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | Submission
Exhibition Bout
4:12 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Stevenson
3-2-0 23-6-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter Season 2
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2005.06.22
Weigh-In: 167.5 lbs (76.0 kgs) | Referee: Steve Mazzagatti
Win | Submission | Armlock
1:19 Round 1 of 3

Kz Renat Myzabekov
2-2-0 2-4-0

Us Combat Zone 10: Ground War
Main Card | Vacant Title | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2005.04.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:33 Round 1 of 2

Us Shawn Gay
1-2-0 3-11-0

Us Combat Zone 7: Gravel Pit
Main Card

2004.07.10
Loss | Submission | Choke

Us Nuri Shakir

Us Massachusetts Regional

2004.04.30
Loss | Decision | Split

Br Thiago Alves

Us Massachusetts Regional

2003.10.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Shawn Gay

Us International Sport Combat Federation

2003.08.22
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:47 Round 2 of 2, 8:47 Total

Us Christopher Rea
0-0-0 0-0-0

Us Mass Destruction 11
Main Card

2003.06.07

Marcus Davis Wiki Update Wiki

After compiling a professional boxing record of 17-1-2 from the age of 19, Maine’s Marcus Davis turned to mixed martial arts. He began by training with the famed, and famously tough, Miletich Fighting Systems at the beginning of his career. Davis made his professional debut in 2003, compiling a 3-2 record before losing to Melvin Guillard in his UFC debut due to a cut in the second round. Davis would rebound from the loss with five straight wins to earn his way back into the UFC, where he has since defeated notable welterweights Shonie Carter, Chris Lytle, and Jonathan Goulet.


Davis’s short reach and relatively small frame have given him some problems against longer opponents at 170 lbs., but his boxing ability and surprising skill on the ground have led him to finishes in many of his UFC appearances. A loss to Brit newcomer Dan Hardy was a major disappointment for Davis, as Hardy had clearly been effective in antagonizing Davis before the fight, and Davis entered the Octagon wanting to win so badly that his performance looked impaired as a result. Davis had also struggled with cuts for most of his career, as his earlier life in boxing had left him with tremendous scar tissue around his eyes. Recent plastic surgery has been successful in ameliorating the condition. Davis is one of the most exciting fighters in the welterweight division, having won multiple Fight of the Night awards for his efforts.


He would be cut from the UFC after losing back to back fights to Nate Diaz and Jeremy Stephens. He would continue on with his fight career fighting for MFC, Bellator and a few other smaller promotions. He is 5-2 since leaving the UFC and his next fight will be in his home state of Maine against Ryan Sanders at Fight Night MMA 12. There is a bit of rivalry in the fight as Sanders used to train at Davis's gym Team Irish, but switched to Young's MMA in 2011. To fuel the rivalry Davis was a corner man for Gil De Freitas when he fought Sanders for the NEF welterweight title.


The Ultimate Fighter 2

Episode 4 Joe Stevenson def. Davis by Submission (Elbows) at 4:10 of Round 1

TUF 2 Finale Melvin Guillard def. Davis by TKO (Cut) at 2:55 of Round 2


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Last updated 02.26.2017, 3:03 PM ET
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