Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye
Round 1: Davis lands a hab and Eye returns fire. They clinch. Davis delivers a knee to the body. Eye presses Davis against the cage before separating. Davis misses with a right hand and Eye counters with a right. They clinch. Eye presses Davis against the fence. They work for position. Eye lands knees to the legs of Davis. The referee separates them. Eye inches forward. Davis lands an inside leg kick. Davis lands to the body. They exchange on the inside. Eye lands a right hand on the break. Eye is landing as Davis moves in. They clinch. Davis presses Eye to the cage. She delivers knees to the body and legs. They separate. Davis lands a right hand. Eye answers with a kick to the body. Davis changes levels and secures a takedown. She works in side control. Eye works back to the half guard position. Davis lands short right hands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Davis.
Round 2: Davis takes the center of the cage. Eye circles to her right. Eye lands a stiff jab. Davis lands a leg kick and Eye responds with an elbow. Eye lands a kick to the body. Davis catches it and takes her down. He delivers left hands to the body. Davis works from the half guard position. Davis works to get her leg free to pass Eye’s guard. Davis controls Eye from the top position. She’s unable to inflict much damage but is controlling the fight on the ground. Davis postures up and lands a couple of right hands. Eye works to control Davis’ posture. Davis delivers right hands. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Davis.
Round 3: Davis takes the center of the cage. Eye lands a combination. Davis answers with an outside leg kick. Eye inches forward. They exchange right hands. Davis lands an outside leg kick. Davis lands another outside leg kick. Eye counters with a right hand. Davis looks to get the fight to the ground, but Eye stuffs it. Eye lands a right hand. Davis moves in behind a stiff jab. Davis delivers a front kick to the body. They exchange jabs. Eye lands a counter right hand. They clinch and Eye lands a combination. They separate. Davis delivers an outside leg kick. They exchange jabs. Davis is moving forward. They exchange leg kicks. Davis moves in with a combination. Eye lands a left hand. They clinch. Davis delivers two knees to the body before separating. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Eye.
The judges scored the fight for Davis by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28.
“I thought my performance was good. I could see by the look in her eye that she wasn’t going to go down easily. You find things you do wrong in both wins and losses and I definitely had my share of mistakes tonight. Jessica was a lot stronger than I expected her to be. Even on the ground when she was holding my wrist I was having the toughest time trying to wrestle it away from her. I think it’s my time to shine. I’ve won all three of my fights in the UFC against the top competition. I believe I’ve earned a shot at the title and I’d love the chance to get that belt.”