SAN JOSE — Third-ranked Phil Davis takes on Yoel Romero in a Bellator 266 MMA card scheduled at SAP Center on Sept. 18.
Davis (21-5) is a former light heavyweight (205 pound) champion and has won his last four bouts. The 36-year-old Harrisburg, Penn., native is a former All-America wrestler at Penn State who excels once he gets opponents on the ground.
Romero (13-5) is making his Bellator debut after seven years of UFC events. A five-time Pan American freestyle wrestling champion, Romero, 44, has 11 knockouts. He was an Olympics freestyle silver medalist in 2000.
The main event will be shown live on Showtime, with the undercard available on the Bellator MMA YouTube channel.
Pre-sale tickets become online on Aug. 18 and go on sale to the general public the following day on either Bellator.com or Ticketmaster.com.
Scheduled preliminary bouts include Half Moon Bay’s 10th-ranked Adam Piccolotti (12-4) in a lightweight bout against Saul Rogers (14-4) of England, and undefeated light heavyweight Grant Neal (6-0) taking on former LFA champion Alex Polizzi (7-1).