Biography(references)Davis was born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with his two older brothers, Jeffery and John. He began wrestling when he was in the seventh grade and then attended Harrisburg High School where he was a four-year team captain and letterman, with a 112-17 career record. He then went on to wrestle for the Penn State Nittany Lions wrestling team, finishing in 5th place nationally in the 197 lb weight class as a junior in 2007 and then winning the NCAA title in 2008. After graduating from Penn State, he began training with the newly formed LionHeart MMA team, coached by Jeff Rockwell , TJ Turner , Mark Miller, , Matt Kocher and Ryan Gruhn in State College, Pennsylvania. When Phil returns to State College/Penn State he trains at Central PA Mixed Martial Arts with Head Instructor; Ryan Gruhn as he has for Bellator 186 on November 4 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Awards & Accolades
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I All-American out of Pennsylvania State University (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 197 lb – Champion out of Pennsylvania State University (2008)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 197 lb – Runner-up out of Pennsylvania State University (2006)
Bellator MMA: Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship (One time; former)
Bellator MMA: Bellator MMA Dynamite 1 Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion
Bellator MMA: Most wins in Bellator Light Heavyweight division (11)
Bellator MMA: Most bouts in Bellator Light Heavyweight division (14)
UFC: Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Tim Boetsch
MMA News 247: Submission of the Year (2010) vs Tim Boetsch on November 20, 2010
Full Fight | Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis | Bellator 257
Full Fight | Phil Davis vs. Liam McGeary I | Bellator 163
Full Fight | Vadim Nemkov vs. Phil Davis | Bellator 209
Full Fight | Phil Davis vs. Liam McGeary - Bellator 220
Full Fight | Phil Davis vs. Linton Vassell - Bellator 200
Full Fight | Phil Davis vs. Francis Carmont - Bellator 142
Bellator 186: Phil Davis and Ed Ruth - Penn State Highlights
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