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Ronda Rousey Gains Alexis Davis’ Respect

Alexis Davis has been in the sport longer than the UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and recently gained more respect for the title bearer since she defended it under the UFC name.

“What does matter is that you keep the belt,” said Davis to MMA Fighting. “I actually have more respect for Ronda than when she first came around. I think she might have been too vocal with her opinions at first, and the way she said things. But now she seems to have calmed it down.”

Rousey defeated Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in the promotion’s first WMMA bout. The belt was promoted from Strikeforce with Rousey as the champion. She’s currently coaching on The Ultimate Fighter and meets Miesha Tate at a later date.

Davis has been in the sport since 2007 and is 13-5. She takes on Rosi Sexton, who enters from Cage Warriors.

They are on the main card of UFC 161 this Saturday, June 15. It comes from the MTS Centre in Canada.