Strikeforce Barnett vs. Kharitonov Play-by-Play: Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis

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Amanda Nunes vs. Alexis Davis (bantamweight)

Round 1: Nunes opens a ball of fire, unleashing a furious flurry of punches. Davis retaliates with a few shots, but Nunes is really being the aggressor, pressing Davis, and a single-leg takedown and landing in half guard. They separate and return to their feet, immediately exchanging punches. Both women look like they’re tiring, their punches getting wild. Davis presses Nunes to the cage, but Nunes quickly turns her to reverse position. Davis takes position back and drives a couple knees to Nunes’ midsection. scores round one 10-9 for Davis.

Round 2: Davis doesn’t wait for Nunes to swarm this round, instead immediately pressing her to the fence. She kind of climbs up and slides over Nunes’ back onto the mat, but they quickly return to their feet in a clinch on the fence, Davis with her back to the cage. Davis reverses and starts driving knees into the legs of Nunes. They stall and get restarted at the center of the cage. Nunes immediately starts firing and cracks Davis, but Davis clinches and presses her to the cage, picking up with the knees and dirty boxing. They move away from the fence and Nunes executes a good hip toss, but Davis reverses and starts ground and pounding Nunes. Davis moves into mount. Nunes turns, giving Davis her back. She continues with a flurry of punches until the referee stops the fight.

Alexis Davis def. Amanda Nunes by TKO (Strikes) at 4:53, R2

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