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Phil Davis is a 2003 graduate of Harrisburg High School and a 2008 graduate of Penn State University. Phil was a four-year team captain and letterman at Harrisburg High, posting a 112-17 career record. Phil was a three-time PIAA Class AAA state place winner, finishing fourth in both the 2001 and 2002 and fifth in 2003. In his three years at states, Phil advanced to the semi-finals only to lose by two points to the eventual champions - Upper Darby’s Joel Edwards (6-4 in 2001), Northampton’s Jon Oplinger (7 5 in 2022) and Northampton’s Josh Haines (9-7 OT in 2003). He finished second in the Junior National Greco-Roman competition in 2002 and 2003 and placed eighth in the Junior National freestyle championships in 2003. Davis had an outstanding career at Penn State, becoming as a four-year NCAA All-American under Troy Sunderland. As a freshman, Davis finished 7th in the 2004 NCAA Championships in St. Louis after posting a 37-10 record. In his sophomore campaign in 2005-2006, Davis earned a 25-4 season record and finished second at the 2006 Oklahoma City NCAA Tournament, losing to Jake Rosholt from Oklahoma State in the 197-pound finals, 10-3. Davis earned a 5th place medal at the 2007 NCAA’s in Auburn Hill, Michigan before returning to St. Louis in 2008 to capture the 197-pound NCAA championship against Central Michigan’s Wynn Michalak in the finals, 7-2. Davis completed his Penn State career with a 116-20 record. Phil is currently a mixed martial artist who currently competes as a Light Heavyweight for Bellator MMA, where he is the former Light Heavyweight World Champion. Prior to signing with Bellator, Davis competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, where he achieved success as a top 5 Light Heavyweight contender and held a UFC record of 9–3. He is currently ranked as the #7 Light Heavyweight fighter in the world by ranking site Fight Matrix.

Phil Davis

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