Former light heavyweight champion Phil Davis will return to the cage at Bellator 231, a Bellator official confirmed on Wednesday.
Bellator 231’s main card airs live on Paramount following prelims on DAZN and MMAFighting.
Ex-champ Davis (20-5) gets back to work five months after a second win over fellow ex-champ Liam McGeary. Davis broke McGeary’s jaw with a crank during the Bellator 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.