Bellator Names Opponents For Davis & Ruth’s Penn State Return
Former Penn State University wrestling stars Phil Davis and Ed Ruth return to their alma mater on November 3rd, and now they officially have opponents.
Former light heavyweight champion, Davis will square off with Leonardo Leite, while Ruth will lock horns with Chris Dempsey in a middleweight contest. Sherdog.com confirmed this story following prior reports on Wednesday.
Bellator 186 takes place at the Bryce Jordan Center at Penn State University. And while the two former stars are in high profile fights a 205-pound title tilt between Ryan Bader and Linton Vassell will be the events main event.
Davis begain with four consecutive victories inside the Bellator cage, but would lose the light heavyweight crown in a narrow split decision defeat in a rematch with Bader at Bellator 180 on June 24. Leite will make his Bellator debut with a 10-0 professional mark that includes six wins not making it to the scorecards.
Ruth has been on a three fight winning streak since joining Bellator, while his opponent will make his debut as the 30-year-old Dempsey went 1-3 during a UFC stint from 2014 to 2016 and is 11-5 as a professional overall.