By the Numbers: Phil Davis vs. Julius Anglickas
Phil Davis remains one of the most important figures in the Bellator MMA light heavyweight division, but a few high-profile losses have left him in something of a competitive purgatory.
“Mr. Wonderful” will look to put himself on more stable footing at 205 pounds when he takes on Julius Anglickas in the Bellator 276 co-headliner on March 11 at Family Arena in St. Louis. Davis has four wins in his last five appearances.The four-time NCAA All-American wrestler last competed at Bellator 266, where he earned a split decision over Yoel Romero in their three-round main event on Sept. 18. Anglickas , meanwhile, has won nine of his last 10 fights, last fighting on October 16, when he submitted to a fourth-round kimura from Vadim Nemkov in a failed bid to capture the undisputed crown. light heavyweights at Bellator 268.
As Davis and Anglickas approach their high-stakes affair, a look at some of the numbers that have been with them so far:
Age 37: Davis was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on September 25, 1984.
6: Davis wins by knockout or technical knockout, representing 26% of his career total (23). His list of Bellator victims: Karl Albrektsson, Liam McGeary, Linton Vassell and Francis Carmont. Davis has five more wins by submission and 12 more by decision.
14: Consecutive calendar years in which Davis has fought at least once. It went 1-0 in 2008, 3-0 in 2009, 4-0 in 2010, 1-0 in 2011, 1-1 with a draw in 2012, 2-0 in 2013, 1-1 in 2014, 2 – 1 in 2015, 2-0 in 2016, 1-1 in 2017, 1-1 in 2018, 2-0 in 2019, 1-0 in 2020 and 1-1 in 2021.
109: It took Davis seconds to put away Josh Green with punches during a Palace Fighting Championship show on Jan. 22, 2009. Having happened over 13 years ago, it remains the fastest finish to his 30-fight career.
.782: Cumulative winning percentage between the four men – Nemkov (twice), Ryan Bader (twice), Anthony Johnson and Rashad Evans – who beat Davis. They have a combined record of 86-23-1.
30: years old for Anglickas, born on July 23, 1991 in Plunge, Lithuania.
4: Anglickas wins by submission, which is 40% of his career total (10). All four came via a rear choke. Anglickas holds three more wins by knockout or technical knockout and three more by decision.
1,940: Days between defeats for the Anglickas. He suffered his first setback when he submitted to an arm triangle choke from Cameron Olson at a Victory Fighting Championship event on June 24, 2016 and did not lose again until his aforementioned ill-fated encounter with Nemkov.
21: Professional rounds completed by Anglickas as a mixed martial artist. He has gone the distance three times and holds a perfect 3-0 record in those fights.
7: Organizations in which Anglicks practiced his MMA profession. He went 3-1 at Bellator, 2-0 at Legacy Fighting Alliance, 2-0 at Shamrock Fighting Championships, 1-0 at Dana White’s Contender Series, 1-0 at Midwest Championship Fighting, 1-0 at Nemesis fighting. Alliance and 0-1 in Victory Fighting Championship.