Underrated: Liam McGeary

Underrated: Liam McGeary

By Edward Carbajal

Photo:Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

Photo:Keith Mills/Sherdog.com

10/28/2016


It’s odd to say a champion is underrated but in the case of Liam McGeary (11-0), this had to be written. He holds five wins by way of knockout; five by submission and only one decision win the night he won the Bellator Light-heavyweight. On November 4 he will face Phil Davis (16-3) at Bellator 163 in The Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The UK native now living and training in New York has come a long way to become a champion and does not get the recognition an undefeated champ deserves.

The Team Renzo Gracie competitor rarely lets a fight go to a final round and when looking at his record, almost all are highlight reel worthy. Yet it seems he never gets a good push from the promotion he holds a title for, until now. In promoting Bellator 163 a lot of Phil Davis videos were made using the current election as a theme. For McGeary they have used a lot of training footage but fans still don’t know enough about the champ. Well the following video gives you unique look at how McGeary found his way to the United States and how he came into fighting.

He says a few times that he loves to fight; this is likely to be the toughest opponent Davis has faced in his entire career. McGeary has only left it to the judges once, he is a finisher and it’s nice to finally see him get a push from Bellator. He may be underrated now, but a win over Davis will certainly let fans know about McGeary if they don’t already.


Edward Carbajal is a contributing writer for MMA at Page2sports.com and Frontproof Media. You can follow Edward on Twitter @Carbazel or at his website TheBlogBoardJungle.com. Check out his podcast on Spreaker.

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