Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum’s Sponsored Fighter Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis Named Bellator MMA™ Light Heavyweight World Champion.
Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum is proud to be the official sponsor of Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis – the newest Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight World Champion. Davis defeated Liam McGeary in an exciting main event contest at Bellator 163, on Nov. 4th, 2016, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., winning the title from McGeary with repeated takedowns in each round. With final scores of 50-43, 50-45, and 50-44, Davis accepted the championship belt and earned his fourth-straight win since joining Bellator.
Blackheart announced the sponsorship of Davis in April, 2016 to support his rising MMA career and create more engaging opportunities for Bellator fans to interact with the Blackheart brand. Davis qualified for the championship fight after defeating renowned Bellator star “King Mo” in a no. 1 contender fight on May 14th, 2016, at Bellator 154. Davis was also the inaugural Bellator MMA Dynamite 1 Light Heavyweight Tournament Champion in September, 2015.
“As the official sponsor of Phil Davis, we congratulate him on a well-deserved championship title. Phil embodies the bold and edgy spirit of Blackheart Rum and we are thrilled to team up with a fighter who continues to represent that spirit.”
– Hannah Venhoff, Blackheart Rum Brand Manager
A former NCAA wrestling champion and four-time NCAA Division I All-American at Penn State University, Davis first entered professional fighting in 2009 as a Light Heavyweight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Contender. In 2015, Davis officially parted from UFC and signed with Bellator MMA, the same year he would go on to win his first major tournament win. Davis is a member of the Alliance MMA team based in Chula Vista, California.
Beginning its alignment with mixed martial arts in June of 2015, Blackheart is also the “Official Rum of Bellator MMA.” Blackheart has prominent exposure on in-cage and arena signage, social media platforms, as well as in-event and on-air features and advertisements throughout all Bellator fights. Available nationally, Blackheart carries the brand tagline “Seduction in a Bottle.”
Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum is available in 1.75L, 1L, 750ml, 375ml and 50ml sizes and bottled at 46.5 percent alcohol by volume (93 proof). In 2015, for the third straight year, Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum was named a “Rising Star” by The Beverage Information Group.
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