October 28, 1980 |
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||69 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Kansas City, Missouri, United States|
|Team||American Jiu Jitsu Academy|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
La Carvas Rashad Davis (born October 28, 1980) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing 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.
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.
Mixed martial arts career
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, 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.
World Extreme Cagefighting
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.
In his fourth WEC outing, Davis fought top contender Josh Grispi at WEC 49. 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. 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.
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 25th, 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.
Davis is married and has children.
Championships and accomplishments
- Victory Fighting Championship
- VFC Bantamweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|29 matches||23 wins||6 losses|
|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.|
|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.|
|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||Submission (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||Submission (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|
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- "Victory Fighting Championship 41 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. December 14, 2013.
- "Victory Fighting Championship 39 Official Results". mixedmartialarts.com. March 30, 2013.