Canadian Alexis Davis took one more step towards her ultimate
goal of becoming UFC women’s bantamweight champion with a unanimous
decision victory over former title challenger Liz Carmouche.
In her UFC debut, Davis admitted once it was all said and done
that the infamous first time Octagon jitters got to her just
seconds after she walked out into the arena. Davis was still able
to get the win, but she settled into a much more comfortable
performance with her second fight on Wednesday night.
Known best as a ground fighter, Davis decided that an aggressive
stand up fight was her best way to throw Carmouche off her game and
it worked to perfection. Davis continuously stalked forward as
Carmouche could only circle, back away and try to counter when the
fighters did engage.
Davis did have to battle through a second round punch that
landed just over her left eyebrow, opening up a cut that started
pouring blood down the side of her face. Luckily the flow of blood
stayed on the side of her face and never affected Davis’ vision.
Later in the round, Davis even managed one of her best moves of the
fight when she caught a kick from Carmouche and quickly kicked out
her other leg, dropping the two of them to the mat. Davis ended up
in side control where she began to pound away with elbows to secure
the score in the round.
The third round saw more of Davis’ control in the striking realm
using good kicks to the legs and well timed punches to keep
Carmouche out of rhythm. The final horn sounded and Davis stood
proud as victor with 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 scorecards from the
Now 2-0 in the UFC and riding a four fight win streak overall,
Davis positions herself in a prime spot to potentially battle for a
title shot in her next fight depending on how things play out in
the division for the rest of this year as well as waiting to hear
when current top contender Cat Zingano will be able to return from
a knee injury.