Strikeforce Tate vs. Rousey Play-by-Play: Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis

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Sarah Kaufman vs. Alexis Davis

Round 1: Kaufman takes the center of the cage.  Davis stays in the pocket and throws combinations.  Kaufman lands a right hand that wobbles Davis.  They clinch and Kaufman presses Davis against the cage.  Davis lands knees to the body and they separate.  Kaufman stands on the outside and lands punches.  Kaufman presses her against the fence and lands knees to Davis’ legs. Kaufman lands an overhand right on the break.  Davis is cut above the left eye.  They call in the doctor to check the cut.  Davis says she is fine.  They let the fight continue.  There’s 2:24 left on the clock.  Kaufman’s right hand is finding its mark.  Davis is a bloody mess.  Kaufman moves to the clinch and walks Davis back to the cage.  They separate and Kaufman lands a right hand on the exit.  Davis comes back with a flurry of punches.  Kaufman looks to be cut.  They exchange jabs at the bell. scores the round 10-9 for Kaufman.

Round 2: Davis lands an outside leg kick to start the second round.  Kaufman moves in and lands a left-right combination.  Kaufman picks up the pace.  They clinch.  Kaufman presses her to the cage.  They exchange knees to the body inside the clinch.  They separate.  Davis is getting muscled around.  Davis lands a hard leg kick.  Kaufman getting the better of the exchanges on the outside.  Davis lands a couple of knees in the clinch.  The round ends. scores the round 10-9 for Kaufman.

Round 3: Davis lands a knee in the opening moments.  They’ve both slowed a bit.  Davis clinches and lands knees to the body.  Kaufman lands a combination.  Kaufman moves in with a combination and Davis takes her down.  It’s the first takedown of the fight.  Davis is in side control.  Davis peppers Kaufman with short punches to the body.  Kaufman rolls and Davis isolates an arm.  Kaufman sweeps her and gains top position.  Davis reverses Kaufman.  Kaufman scrambles but Davis maintains top position.  Davis transitions around to Kaufman’s back.  Kaufman rolls and Davis is in her half guard.  Davis lands left hands to the body and head.  The round ends. scores the round 10-9 for Davis.

The judges score Kaufman the winner by majority decision.  The scorecards read: 29-29, 29-28, 29-28.

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