UFC newcomer Michael Davis who took a short notice bout earlier this year at UFC Ft. Lauderdale where he made his octagon debut against crafty veteran Gilbert Burns is quickly developing a ‘Donald Cerrone’ type reputation of being willing to take a fight anytime, anywhere, anybody.
Davis is stepping up on four days notice to replace Brok Weaver who was forced to withdraw on the UFC Tampa card against lightweight Thomas Gifford this Saturday night.
Davis was slated to fight on the UFC Copenhagen card 2 weeks ago, but both he and his opponent had some issues that kept that fight from happening.
Davis who trains with Pete White Boxing and MMA and the folks at Fusion X-cel Performance will be looking to secure his 1st octagon victory when he steps in against a very talented fighter in Thomas Gifford this Saturday night at the Amalie arena in Tampa.
As far as details on what forced Weaver out of this fight, they have not been released yet.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.