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Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton Added to UFC 161

Posted on by Jeff Cain

26-Alexis-Davis-Strikeforce-911-w-0337A women’s bantamweight bout has been added to the UFC 161 fight card.

UFC officialson Thursday announced that Alexis Davis will face Rosi Sexton on June 15 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Canadian born Davis (13-5) has won five of her last six fights and holds wins over highly regarded fighters Julie Kedzie, Amanda Nunes, and Shayna Baszler.  She is considered one of the top female fighters at 135 pounds.

Sexton (13-2) is on a three-fight win streak and is also considered one of the best female bantamweights in the world.  She holds wins over Roxanne Modafferi, Debi Purcell, and most recently defeated Aisling Daly.  The Brit has only lost to Gina Carano and Zoila Frausto Gurgel.

UFC 161 takes place at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg and is headlined by UFC interim bantamweight titleholder Renan Barao against Eddie Wineland.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stefano-Zwonimir-Sega-Nogarole/784498372 Stefano ‘Zwonimir’ Sega Nogaro

    smart move to make local fighters like Davis and McMann looks good …

    “Sexton (13-2) is on a three-fight win streak and is also considered one of the best female bantamweights in the world.”

    FALSE!! Sexton, as Gaff, is a natural flyweight and that’s the category where she was fighting before entering in the UFC …
    they have to pad Davis/McMann records making them fighting top non-american flyweights …

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  • Doormanmatt

    Would prefer to see Rosi at her natural weight class. That said this will be all Rosi. This is an upset waiting to happen. WAR ROSI!!!!