For Phil Davis, Bellator 180 presents multiple key moments in his career.
He’ll be defending the light heavyweight title from Madison Square Garden against Ryan Bader, as the two headline the Spike portion of the night before Bellator: NYC takes place on pay-per-view.
The match also gets “Mr. Wonderful” a chance to avenge a 2015 split decision loss – his last defeat – to Bader while both were in the UFC.
Davis has won four in a row since, including the title last November vs. Liam McGeary.