Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Alexis Davis for the UFC female bantamweight championship
Our first of two UFC world title fights will feature Ronda Rousey meeting Alexis Davis for the female bantamweight belt.
Rousey (9-0) is a former U.S. bronze medalist in Judo and has defeated Liz Carmouche, Miesha Tate and Sara McMann since debuting last year with the promotion. All nine of her wins have been finishes, including eight in the first round.
Davis (16-5) has won her last five, including UFC victories vs. Jessica Eye, Carmouche and Rosi Sexton. She also defeated Rousey’s teammate, Shayna Baszler, in 2013.
Round 1: Rousey comes right out and they are standing and trading. Overhand right from Rousey, who immediately goes into side control and lands several shots. This one is all over, as Davis was fighting with the referee for several seconds after it was over. Davis still isn’t sure where she is or what happened. It was nine straight right hands to the forehead before the ref stopped it following a perfect judo hip toss.
Ronda Rousey def. Alexis Davis via KO (strikes) at :16 of Round 1 to retain the UFC female bantamweight championship