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Unbeaten Joey Davis meets Jeff Peterson at Bellator 229

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Joey Davis (pictured) fights Jeff Peterson in a welterweight bout at Bellator 229 in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4
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Top Bellator prospect Joey Davis is hunting for a sixth straight win to kick off his pro career when he next fights Jeff Peterson.

On Thursday, officials informed MMA Fighting that a welterweight bout between Davis (5-0) and Peterson (10-6) has been booked for the preliminary portion of Bellator 229, which takes place at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., on Oct. 4.

Davis, a Division-II collegiate wrestling star who went 133-0 at Notre Dame College, is undefeated since making his pro debut at Bellator 160 back in August 2016. Most recently, the 25-year-old picked up a first-round knockout win against Marcus Anthony at Bellator 219.

With 16 pro bouts under his belt, Peterson, 29, has more in-cage experience than all of Davis’s past five opponents combined (at the time that they fought Davis). Peterson previously competed for the King of the Cage and Legacy Fighting Alliance promotions.

Bellator 229 will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Andrey Koreshkov and Lorenz Larkin. The event will air on Paramount Network and the DAZN streaming service.