The UFC’s women’s division continues to grow by the day.
During a conference call in support of UFC 157, officials announced that Sara McMann and Alexis Davis have inked UFC contracts and will be stepping into the octagon.
It was only a day earlier when the UFC announced that former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight champion Miesha Tate would face undefeated Cat Zingano at the “TUF: 17″ finale in April.
Both McMann and Davis will make great additions to the UFC women’s bantamweight division. McMann, who is 6-0, is a silver-medalist who has become one of the top prospects of women’s MMA. She was scheduled to make her Strikeforce debut against Liz Carmouche back in November 2012 until she was sidelined with an injury.
Many fans have wanted to see McMann step up against current UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. If McMann can climb the ladder far enough, she may earn a shot at the title.
Although McMann is a great signing for the UFC, I am more excited to see Davis make her octagon debut. She has a lot of experience in mixed martial arts and has improved since she made her debut back in 2007. Her war with Sarah Kaufman, which she lost by majority decision, was one of my favorite fights in 2012 and I’m sure she will put some exciting matches in the octagon.
Davis has won five of her last six fights that include victories over Julie “Fireball” Kedzie and Shayna “Queen of Spades” Baszler. Davis’ win over Baszler not only earned her “Fight of the Night” honors at Invita FC 4, but also avenged a loss she suffered at the hands of Baszler back in 2010.
Although there has been no official time or opponent set for Davis’ and McMann’s debuts, it wouldn’t surprise me to see these two face off against one another. McMann’s wrestling matched with Davis’ grappling would make for an excellent battle on the ground.
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