Former light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will return to the cage at Bellator 231, a Bellator official confirmed on Wednesday.

Davis meets Karl Albrektsson in the co-headliner of the Oct. 25 event at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The news was first reported by MMA Junkie.

Ex-champ Davis (20-5) gets back to work five months after a second win over fellow ex-champ Liam McGearyBellator 220 clash, resulting in a third-round TKO.

The win put Davis back on the right foot after a rocky stretch in the Bellator cage. Prior to McGeary, he suffered an upset loss to Vadim Nemkov, delaying his goal of a rematch against current two-division champ Ryan Bader, who took his title in 2017.

Bellator signed Swedish Rizin vet Albrektsson in June. He holds a split decision win over Nemkov and has an overall record of 9-2.

Bellator 231 is headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Frank Mir and Roy Nelson.


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