Back in the winner’s circle! Monster Energy congratulates Phil Davis on defeating Yoel Romero in the headline fight at Bellator 266 inside SAP Center in San Jose, California, on Saturday night. In the Main Event fight, the 36-year-old Light Heavyweight fighter from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, went the distance to earn the victory via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-26), spoiling Romero’s high-profile debut in the Bellator promotion.
Bellator 266 - Davis vs. Romero was contested in front of a high-energy crowd at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The Main Card was broadcast on Showtime and Prelims presented by Monster Energy streamed live on YouTube.
The headline fight marked the anticipated Bellator MMA debut of Cuban professional mixed martial artist Romero (13-6 MMA). The 44-year-old is a former Olympic wrestler and three-time title challenger in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) with a penchant for victories by knockout or technical knockout via punches.