UFC Fight Night 239 video: Mike Davis becomes first to finish Natan Levy

Mike Davis hadn’t fought for 18 months. In case anyone forgot him, he returned with a statement Saturday at UFC Fight Night 239.

On the preliminary card at the UFC Apex, Davis (10-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC) became the first opponent to finish Israel’s Natan Levy (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), who he submitted at 1:43 of Round 2.

Davis edged the first round, but his success on the scorecards didn’t hinder his determination to finish. When the fight hit the canvas in Round 2, Davis worked his way to an arm-triangle choke from mount, squeezed, and got the tap.

After the fight, Davis suggested a matchup against Paddy Pimblett, Jim Miller, Clay Guida, or Vinc (Pichel) next. The victory was his fourth in a row, despite his intermittent appearances.

Levy, who missed weight by half a pound, had a two-fight winning streak snapped.

Up-to-the-minute UFC Fight Night 239 results include:

  • Mike Davis def. Natan Levy via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 1:43

  • Chelsea Chandler def. Josiane Nunes via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Jafel Filho def. Ode Osbourne via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:27

  • Danny Silva def. Josh Culibao via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

  • Jaqueline Amorim def. Cory McKenna via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 1:38

  • Thiago Moises def. Mitch Ramirez via TKO (leg kicks) – Round 3, 0:15

  • Chad Anheliger def. Charalampos Grigoriou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for UFC Fight Night 239.

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