After snapping a two-fight losing streak with a win at Saturday’s UFC 113, Marcus Davis has already been booked for his next bout, as “The Irish Hand Grenade” is expected to face fellow welterweight Nate Diaz at UFC 118 on August 28 in Boston, according to MMAjunkie.
Following back-to-back losses to Dan Hardy and Ben Saunders, Davis (17-6), who trains out of nearby Team Sityodtong, scored a second-round TKO of Jonathan Goulet on the UFC 113 preliminary card to improve to 9-4 in the UFC with wins in 3 of his last 5 fights.
After losing 3 of his past 4 fights to notable lightweights Clay Guida, Joe Stevenson, and Gray Maynard, Diaz (12-5) made his welterweight debut in March with a first-round TKO of Rory Markham at UFC 111. Diaz was among those involved in a post-fight brawl at last month’s “Strikeforce: Nashville” event, but it’s not yet known if he’ll be suspended for his actions.
UFC 118 is headlined by lightweight champ Frankie Edgar’s first title defense vs. former title-holder BJ Penn, and is also expected to feature a matchup between lightweight contenders Kenny Florian and Gray Maynard as well as Randy Couture vs. James Toney.
Pictured: Marcus Davis