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The card streamed live on UFC Fight Pass from Laketown Wharf Resort in Panama City, Fla.
In the main event, Davis (7-1) made quick work of muay Thai stylist Carlos Guerra (3-2). Both men looked comfortable on the feet to open, with Guerra chopping at the legs while Davis switched stances and looked to fire big punches down the middle. Guerra scored with a beautiful spinning kick to the body, but Davis responded with a takedown immediately after, bringing the fight to the floor. Guerra tried unsuccessfully to grab the neck as he fell, but Davis popped his head free and then transitioned in a scramble to the back. Davis then isolated the left arm for a slick armbar attempt that didn’t quite do the trick, but he switched quickly to a kimura, earning an emphatic tap from Guerra, who was clearly in pain, at the 2:08 mark of the opening frame.
All seven of Davis’ wins have come via stoppage, with his lone career loss coming to current UFC fighter Sodiq Yusuff at Dana White’s Contender Series 14. Despite that loss, “Beast Boy” made it clear he’s hoping for a call from the UFC.
“Nobody outside the UFC touches me,” Davis said. “I need a fight, man. Come on. Let’s go.”
In the night’s co-feature, 19-year-old featherweight Hooper (7-0-1) absolutely dominated Sky Moiseichik (9-6) for more than a round and a half before the bout was mercifully called off.
Hooper flashed a dizzying array of submission attempts from the start of the bout, first locking up an anaconda choke on the feet and then dragging the action to the floor, where he spun freely from position to position, hunting a finish. Moiseichik showed grit, keeping his limbs tight as he tried to gain some sort of control, but Hooper just turned and rolled and continued to hunt submissions off his back.
In the second, Hooper was able to enjoy some top control, as well, getting to mount and then the back and then mount again. Unable to find a fight-ending hold, Hooper turned to strikes against his trapped opponent, as well. While the punches didn’t come with concussive force, the one-sided nature of the bout saw that fight waved to a merciful halt at the 3:47 mark of the second.
Island Fights 54 results include:
- Mike Davis def. Carlos Guerra via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 2:08
- Chase Hooper def. Sky Moiseichik via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 3:47
- Damon Minor def. Wesley Golden via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:19
- Impa Kasanagay def. John Lewis via verbal submission (shoulder injury) – Round 1, 3:15
- Sherrard Blackledge def. Alvin Davis via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:50
- Cameron Graham def. Ryan Shough via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:24
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