|Born||Joel Malcolm Davis|
December 29, 1993
Compton, California, United States
|Other names||Ice Man aka Black Ice|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Style||Wrestling, Boxing, Karate, Jujitsu|
|Fighting out of||Compton, California, United States|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Joel Malcolm Davis is an African American professional mixed martial artist and former amateur wrestler and college graduate from Notre Dame College of Ohio in Cleveland with a degree in communications. while completing his internship he worked for the NBA superstar LeBron James media company Uninterrupted, His dad named him after slain civil rights leader Malcolm X because he felt he would become a born leader like Malcolm X was. Davis is from Compton, California.
High school career
At Santa Fe High School Davis was an all conference running back/receiver, first team CIF stand out football player as well as a two-time California State champion wrestler, three-time State finalist and two-time national champion.
In college, Davis competed in wrestling for Notre Dame College of Ohio. He was the third undefeated NCAA wrestler over a four-year career ever and the FIRST wrestler in the history of the NCAA Division II to end his entire career undefeated. He finished his career with a 133-0 Division II record.
In May 2016, Davis competed in a rare exhibition match alongside the USA Olympic team versus Cuba in the Beat the Streets (BTS) "Salsa in the Square" wrestling event in New York City. He faced three-time NCAA champion Alex Dieringer of Oklahoma State who was nominated for an ESPY and won the Dan Hodge Trophy. He lost that freestyle exhibition match 9-0.
Mixed martial arts career
As an amateur he had a record of 5-0.
Davis is currently signed to Bellator MMA. He competes as a welterweight and made his promotional debut against Keith Cutrone on August 26, 2016 at Bellator 160. Davis won the fight by unanimous decision.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|4 matches||4 wins||0 losses|
|Win||4–0||Craig Plaskett||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 201||June 29, 2018||3||5:00||Temecula, California, United States|
|Win||3–0||Ian Butler||KO (spinning back kick and punches)||Bellator 192||January 20, 2018||1||0:39||Inglewood, California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Justin Roswell||TKO (punches)||Bellator 182||August 25, 2017||1||1:35||Verona, New York, United States|
|Win||1–0||Keith Cutrone||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator 160||August 26, 2016||3||5:00||Anaheim, California, United States|
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