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Strikeforce 36: Alexis Davis Vs. Amanda Nunes

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Round 1: Nunes comes out hard with straight punches. They immediately start getting into it in the center of the cage, with Davis getting the worst of it. Davis is just eating shots, trying to grab hold of Nunes and put her down. They clinch against the cage, both working dirty boxing. Nunes goes for the single leg and puts Davis down against the fence. Davis fights her way to her feet and they hang out against the cage briefly before getting back into trading punches. Both women score with strikes. Davis starting to work the jab well, while Nunes continues to fire the right hand. They clinch again on the cage briefly. Nunes’ technique is starting to go out the window and Davis is still wading forward. They work against the cage until the round’s end. scores the round 10-9 for Nunes

Round 2: Both women look dotted up entering the second. Davis gets right into Nunes’ face and backs her into the cage with punches. Davis goes to take Nunes’ back standing and ends up on her back against the fence. She goes for the low single and completes it, pulling Nunes down. They battle for position against the fence; Davis landing some nice knees with her arms clasped around Nunes’ body. They are separated and brought back to the center. They both unload punches, but Davis quickly latches onto Nunes again and presses her back into the fence, where she continues to work knees and dirty boxing. Nunes lands a nice throw as they move off the fence, but Davis rolls through it and ends up on top of Nunes, where she goes to work with ground and pound. Davis gets mount with just over a minute and a half; she takes her back and flattens her out in the middle of the cage. Davis goes to work with strikes from the top until the ref is forced to call an end to things.

Alexis Davis defeated Amanda Nunes via TKO (strikes) at 4:53 of round 2