A great women’s bantamweight fight took place tonight between Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis. Both were looking to score an impressive win in hopes of challenging for the title, so their willingness to win was at an all-time high. Davis controlled the center, pressuring Carmouche back.
Davis landed a lot of kicks to Carmouche in each round, which had her battered. The difference in the fight seemed to be Davis’ striking and her ability to control Carmouche against the cage. She ended up getting a unanimous decision, which was one of her biggest wins to date. Now, Davis sports an overall record of 15-5, and she is on a four-fight winning streak. She will move up the bantamweight rankings and she is a viable contender to challenge for the belt.
Ronda Rousey will first defend her belt against Miesha Tate, but Davis could find herself in the mix, especially if she can keep up her winning ways. Davis has some excellent striking and jiu-jitsu, and she certainly could pose some problems to Rousey as she would be able to hang with her on the ground.
For Carmouche, this isn’t the performance she was hoping for. She was looking to get an impressive victory over a dynamic Davis. Instead, she was controlled and didn’t do enough to check the leg kicks, which was an integral part of Davis’ strategy. For Davis, she got one of the biggest wins in her career, and it couldn’t have come at a better time.