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Former champion Phil Davis faces Linton Vassell at Bellator 200

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Phil Davis will fight in enemy territory at Bellator 200.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Bellator has announced an important light heavyweight bout for its upcoming card in London, as Bellator 200 features the return of Phil Davis against Linton Vassell on May 25.

Davis (18-4, 1 no-contest) lost his light heavyweight title against Ryan Bader in June 2017, and bounced back to the winning column with a unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten Leo Leite in November.

Vassell (19-6, 1 no-contest) is also coming off a loss to champion “Darth” Bader, a second-round TKO defeat in November that snapped a three-fight winning streak. The English talent is 7-3 inside the Bellator cage, with two of those losses coming in title bouts.

Bellator 200 takes place at the SSE Arena and also features Rafael Carvalho vs. Gegard Mousasi for the middleweight crown and Michael Page vs. David Rickels.