“The Irish Hand Grenade” isn’t done yet.
The fight is scheduled to take place Oct. 3 in Springfield, Mass. and will be contested at welterweight, the promotion recently announced. Davis (22-11) will be 47 years old on fight night.
A former professional boxer, Davis competed on Season 2 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series before losing to Melvin Guillard in his official octagon debut at the finale event. After a few wins on the regional scene, Davis was re-signed to the promotion.
From 2005-2011, Davis competed 15 times in the UFC, accumulating a 9-6 promotional record with wins over the likes of Chris Lytle, Paul Kelly, Paul Taylor, and Shonie Carter.
Davis was released from the UFC in early 2011 after back-to-back losses to Jeremy Stephens and Nate Diaz. From there, Davis had a pair of one-off fights for Bellator, losing to Alexander Sarnavskiy and fighting to a no contest against Waachiim Spiritwolf.
In recent years, Davis has served as a coach and trainer, most notably serving as the lead cornerman for former UFC middleweight Tim Boetsch.
His planned opponent Alley (6-3) is riding a three-fight winning streak. The 29-year-old New Hampshire resident has a 100 percent career finishing rate, with five submissions and one knockout. All three of his pro losses have come by knockout.
Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/07/ex-ufc-veteran-marcus-davis-return-fight-october-age-46/