Joey Davis

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Joey Davis
BornJoel Malcolm Davis
(1993-12-29) December 29, 1993 (age 25)
Compton, California, United States
Other namesIce Man aka Black Ice
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
StyleWrestling, Boxing, Karate, Jujitsu
Fighting out ofCompton, California, United States
TeamTeam Bodyshop
Years active2015–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By decision2
Amateur record
Other information
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.

Wrestling career[edit]

High school career[edit]

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.[1]

College career[edit]

In college, Davis competed in wrestling for Notre Dame College of Ohio.[2] 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.[3][4]

Exhibition career[edit]

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.[5]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

As an amateur he had a record of 5-0.[6]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Davis is currently signed to Bellator MMA.[7] He competes as a welterweight and made his promotional debut against Keith Cutrone on August 26, 2016 at Bellator 160.[8] Davis won the fight by unanimous decision.

Davis faced Justin Roswell at Bellator 182 on August 25, 2017. He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[9]

Davis faced Ian Butler at Bellator 192 on January 20, 2018 at the Forum in Inglewood, Ca.[10] He won the fight via 39 second knock out with a spinning back kick to the liver.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Undefeated College Wrestler Could Win Fourth National Championship - Los Angeles Sentinel | Los Angeles Sentinel | African-American News". 2015-11-11. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  2. ^ "NCAA Division II Wrestling: Unbeaten Joey Davis dodged gangs, found Notre Dame College". 2014-03-13. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  3. ^ Herald, Compton. "Compton native son Joey Davis 'Wrestler of the Year'". Compton Herald. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  4. ^ "College wrestling: Notre Dame College's Joey Davis is first D-II undefeated four-time NCAA champ". Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  5. ^ "Notre Dame College's Joey Davis loses to Oklahoma State's Alex Derringer in 'challenge' match". 2015-05-21. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  6. ^ "Undefeated college wrestler and Snoop Dogg coaching product Joey Davis mulls MMA career". Bloody Elbow. 2014-05-14. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  7. ^ "Joey Davis signs with Bellator MMA". 2011-07-13. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  8. ^ Finley, Duane (2016-06-11). "Bellator Signs Undefeated 4x NCAA Champ Joey Davis". FloCombat. Retrieved 2016-06-16.
  9. ^ Matt Erickson (August 25, 2017). "Bellator 182 results: Ex-champ Andrey Koreshkov pounds out Chidi Njokuani in first round".
  10. ^ Gonzalez, Gabriel (2018-01-18). "Bellator 192's Joey Davis Talks Improving His Striking, Training with Team Bodyshop". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2018-01-23.