Joey Davis gets his hand raised after a victory (Photo/Bellator)
Joey Davis was the picture of perfection as a college wrestler, going 133-0 and becoming a four-time NCAA Division II wrestling champ at Notre Dame College of Ohio.
Now the former collegiate mat champ continues to successfully pursue perfection in his professional MMA career, notching his sixth victory Friday night at Bellator 229 at Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, Calif.
Davis scored a first-round KO vs. Jeff Peterson in a preliminary-card welterweight (170-pound) bout that ended at 1:00 of the first round.
Here's how JackWannan.com described the bout: "Early in the fight, Peterson tripped after getting hit by a leg kick. A minute into the fight, Davis scored a flying knee to drop Peterson and win the fight. Joey Davis extended his undefeated record with a chilling KO."
With the win, the 29-year-old Davis -- known as "Black Ice" -- is now 6-0 in his pro MMA career which he launched with Bellator in August 2016. Four of those wins were first-round knockouts (including this most recent victory).
As MMAJunkie.com reported in its analysis of Bellator 229, Davis is now 4-0 since he dropped down to welterweight ... a streak among active fighters in that weight class at Bellator that's second only to fellow former collegiate wrestling star Logan Storley, an NCAA Division I All-American at University of Minnesota, who has five consecutive wins at welterweight.
Meanwhile, Jeff Peterson, also 29, drops to 10-8 in his pro MMA career going back to March 2008. His appearance at Bellator 229 was his debut with the promotion.