Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis Pre-Fight Stats

Bellator will return tonight as the promotion will be at the State Farm Arena in Hidalgo, Texas and the event will be headlined by a bantamweight bout as former champion Joe Warren meets L.C. Davis.

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The fight card will begin at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT with the online preliminary card and the four fight main card will start at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Spike TV.

Along with the main event bantamweight bout, the co-main event will be a key middleweight bout as Joey Beltran meets former Bellator title challenger Kendall Grove.

Check out a breakdown of the four fights that will be on the main card broadcast tonight on Spike TV.

Joe Warren (12-4) vs. L.C. Davis (23-6)
Warren is stepping into the cage tonight for the first time since losing the Bellator bantamweight title in March when he was submitted by Marcos Galvao and this snapped a five fight winning streak. This will be his first three round fight since 2013 and is the last fight on his current contract with Bellator.

  • Only fighter in Bellator history to win a title in two different weight classes (bantamweight and featherweight).
  • Tied with Rick Hawn, David Rickels, Marcin Held, Daniel Straus, and Michael Chandler for the third most wins in Bellator history.
  • With a victory tonight, he can tie Zach Makovsky, Eduardo Dantas, and Galvao for the most wins in Bellator bantamweight division history.

Davis made his debut with Bellator last year and has gone 3-0 in the promotion. He is coming off a Fight of the Year candidate victory over Hideo Tokoro at Bellator 135 and he is 7-1 in his last eight fights.

  • Currently tied for the fourth most wins in Bellator bantamweight division history.
  • Four of his last seven wins have come by stoppage and three of those victories have come by TKO.
  • Never been defeated by TKO/KO.

Joey Beltran (16-11, 1 NC) vs. Kendall Grove (21-15, 1 NC)
Beltran dropped down to the middleweight division earlier this year and defeated Brian Rogers by majority decision at Bellator 136. Since coming back to Bellator, Beltran has gone 2-2 and his last three fights have made it to the third round.

  • One of two fighters in Bellator history to win a fight by north-south choke submission (Zach Makovsky).
  • Won a Fight of the Night bonus twice in the UFC.
  • Eleven of his sixteen wins have come by TKO/KO.

Grove enters this fight following a lost to Brandon Halsey and he is 3-2 in his last five fights. He is 2-2 in Bellator and the victories came against Joe Vedepo and former Bellator light heavyweight champion Christian M’Pumbu.

  • The Ultimate Fighter Season Three Winner.
  • Three time Fight Night bonus winner in the UFC.
  • Fifteen wins by stoppage and ten of those wins have come by submission.

Henry Corrales (12-1) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (10-2)
Corrales made his Bellator debut earlier this year and was defeated by former Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus. Prior to signing with Bellator, ten of his twelve wins came by stoppage.

  • Six of his ten stoppage wins have come by submission.
  • Submission wins have come by rear-naked choke, armbar, guillotine choke, keylock, and kimura.
  • Three of his twelve wins have come in the first round.

Just like Corrales, Sanchez is coming off a lost to a former Bellator featherweight champion as he lost to Pat Curran in June. The defeat snapped a six fight winning streak and both of his defeats have come by unanimous decision.

  • Six wins by stoppage and five have come by submission.
  • Four of his five submission wins have come by a choke (rear-naked and triangle).
  • Five of his ten victories have come in the first round.

Vinicius “Spartan” Queiroz (7-3) vs. Ewerton Teixeira (3-0)
Spartan returns to the Bellator cage after being out since 2013 due to a knee injury. He is 2-1 in Bellator and his only defeat in the promotion came in 2012 against former Bellator heavyweight champion Alexander Volkov.

  • His last fight was 721 days ago (1 year, 11 months, 21 days) at Bellator 102.
  • At Bellator 102, he scored the fourth fastest victory in Bellator heavyweight division history as he defeated Lavar Johnson by knockout in 23 seconds.
  • Both of his wins in Bellator have come by stoppage in the first round.

Teixeira is a Brazilian kickboxer and is making his Bellator debut. As a kickboxer, he has a professional record of 11-4 and his last kickboxing bout came in 2013 at Glory 13.

  • His last MMA fight came 881 days ago (2 years, 4 months, 29 days) and two of his three wins in MMA have come by unanimous decision.
  • Tonight will mark his United States debut.
  • 2008 K-1 World GP in Fukuoka champion.

The Bellator 143: Warren vs. Davis fight card is below.

Main Card: (Spike TV – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Joe Warren (12-4) vs. L.C. Davis (23-6)
Joey Beltran (16-11, 1 NC) vs. Kendall Grove (21-15, 1 NC)
Henry Corrales (12-1) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (10-2)
Vinicius Queiroz (7-3) vs. Ewerton Teixeira (3-0)

Preliminary Card: ( – 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT)
Dan Charles (9-3) vs. Chase Gormley (12-4, 1 NC)
Darrion Caldwell (7-0) vs. Shawn Bunch (4-1)
Gleristone Santos (27-4) vs. John Teixeira (18-1-2)
Jose Flores (3-0) vs. Guillermo Gonzalez (3-0)
Guilherme Farias da Costa (3-0) vs. Jared Chaffe (4-1)
Bryce Mejia (3-0) vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan (3-0)
Abram Torres (3-3) vs. Daniel Cervantes (2-3)
Saul Elizondo (6-5) vs. Amador Ramirez (4-4)
Steve Garcia (5-0) vs. Eduardo Bustillos (4-1)