UFC Fight For The Troops: Liz Carmouche vs Alexis Davis Booked

By Jeremy Green
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An important UFC bantamweight bout has been added to the Fight For The Troops 3 card between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis. Both of these women are some of the best in the bantamweight division, and the winner is one step closer at fighting for the belt, which is currently held by Ronda Rousey.

Carmouche comes into this bout off an impressive TKO win over Jessica Andrade. In this bout, Carmouche was able to show her strength and grappling abilities, stopping Andrade with punches in the second round. It was a sterling performance from Carmouche, one that cemented her status as being an elite bantamweight. One more win and Carmouche could very well fight for the title again, whether it’s against Miesha Tate or Rousey.

Alexis Davis comes into this pivotal bout off an impressive unanimous decision over Rosi Sexton back at UFC 161. In her win, she was also able to showcase her competent grappling and Jiu Jitsu skills, and she is maybe one or two wins away from a title shot. She is currently on a three-fight winning streak, and a win over Carmouche would be a huge feather in her cap.

Both of these bantamweights have a lot of experience under their belt, and both are formidable opponents when the fight hits the mat. It will be interesting to see who can gain the advantage on the ground in hopes of coming out the victor. An impressive win for either fighter shoots their name right up the bantamweight ladder, and could potentially face the winner of the Tate vs. Rousey championship bout, which takes place later this year.

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