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UFC 161: Alexis Davis Vs. Rosi Sexton

Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton

The UFC debut for Alexis Davis (13-5) and Rosi Sexton (13-2) could help determine a future contender in the female bantamweight division. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: We have our typical female war, as these two are throwing lefts and rights and just standing and trading. Davis lands a nice stiff elbow, followed by a knee inside the clinch. Davis has the clinch tied up tight and is doing damage with knees to the body. Sexton gets out of the clinch, but is struggling with the reach of Davis. Sexton could be in trouble, as Davis is looking to secure a triangle. She locks up the ankles and starts to squeeze. Sexton trying to hang on with her head caught in a tight triangle as we go under a minute. Sexton survives and is unloading with rights.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round 2: Davis with a stiff elbow, and Sexton pushes her up against the fence and scores a takedown. Sexton looking to take advantage of what appears to be a tired Davis, but as soon as I write that she reverses course and is in side control. Davis teeing off with rights, taking the back and doing some heavy damage with knees to the body. Davis is uncorking with just seconds left, but she survives.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Davis

Round 3: Davis quickly to the back again of Sexton, as this one was nearly finished in the second by her with some ground-and-pound. Davis locks up the body lock and is looking to secure a rear-naked choke, softening her up with heavy fists to the face. Back to full guard with two minutes left. Sexton battering the body, as Davis continues to look for a submission. Over 150 combined ground strikes landed by these two so far, with more to come. Sexton takes the back off a nice scramble.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Sexton

Alexis Davis def. Rosi Sexton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-28)