Alexis Davis (fighter)

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Alexis Davis
Born (1984-10-04) October 4, 1984 (age 29)
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Other names Ally-Gator
Nationality Canadian
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)
Reach 67.0 in (170 cm)
Style Ju-Jitsu, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out of San Jose, California
Team Cesar Gracie
Rank      black belt in Ju-Jitsu
     black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Mixed martial arts record
Total 22
Wins 16
By knockout 2
By submission 7
By decision 7
Losses 6
By knockout 3
By decision 3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alexis Davis (born October 4, 1984) is a Canadian mixed martial artist competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is a black belt in both Japanese Jujutsu and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. She is also a Canadian Open grappling champion.[1]

Davis is currently the #3-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com[2] and the #2-ranked 135-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.[3] As of May 26, 2014, she is #2 in official UFC women's bantamweight rankings.[4]

Early life[edit]

Davis was a young girl when she got interested in martial arts. She was big fan of Action movies starred by Jackie Chan, Jet Li and Jean-Claude Van Damme and was a big fan of boxing and later MMA. She was a youngster when she decided to start practicing martial arts and was around age of 16 when she started Jujutsu and bjj at age of 18. She was also a member of a wrestling team in High-School.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Davis made her mixed martial arts debut on April 7, 2007, at UCW 7: Anarchy. She was defeated by former Strikeforce champion Sarah Kaufman via TKO in the third round.

On December 14, 2007, Davis defeated Valerie Letourneau by split decision at TKO 31: Young Guns. The fight was the second women's bout in TKO history.[5]

Davis faced Liz Carreiro at FFF 4: Call of the Wild on April 3, 2008. She won the fight by unanimous decision.[6]

On January 23, 2009, Davis faced Tara LaRosa at Extreme Challenge: The War at the Shore. She lost by TKO in the third round after the ringside doctor stopped the fight due to a cut.[7] The fight was voted as the 2009 Women's MMA Fight of the Year.[8]

Davis defeated Molly Helsel by unanimous decision after five rounds at Raging Wolf 5: Mayhem In The Mist on October 10, 2009 to become Raging Wolf Women's Flyweight Champion.[9]

On March 27, 2010, at FCF 40, Davis replaced Jennifer Tate in the second round of the Freestyle Cage Fighting Women's Bantamweight Grand Prix.[10] She faced submission specialist Shayna Baszler and was defeated by unanimous decision.[11]

Davis was scheduled to face Elaina Maxwell at Raging Wolf 7: Mayhem In The Mist 3 on May 8, 2010, but Maxwell pulled out of the fight due to an injury.[12] Davis defended her Raging Wolf title against Tonya Evinger instead.[12] She won the fight and retained her title via rear-naked choke submission in the third round.[13]

Her next fight was against Elaina Maxwell at Raging Wolf 9 on August 28, 2010.[14] This fight was originally for the Raging Wolf Women's Flyweight Championship but Maxwell was unable to make the 135 lbs weight limit, so the fight was changed to a non-title, three-round contest.[15] Davis was defeated by Unanimous Decision.[16]

Davis successfully defended her title in a rematch with Evinger at Raging Wolf 10 on November 6, 2010. She once again submitted Evinger with a rear-naked choke.[17]

Davis was scheduled to challenge Shayna Baszler in a title fight rematch at The Cage Inc.: Battle At The Border 10 on July 30, 2011.[18] However, the fight was cancelled after Davis signed with Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

Davis made her Strikeforce debut on July 30 against Julie Kedzie.[19][20] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[21]

Davis faced Amanda Nunes on September 10, 2011 on the Strikeforce Grand Prix Semifinals card. She won the fight via TKO late in the second round.[22]

On January 7, 2012, it was announced that Davis would face Sarah Kaufman in a rematch at Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey on March 3, 2012, in Columbus, Ohio.[23] She lost the back and forth bout via a very close majority decision.[24]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Davis faced Hitomi Akano at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann on July 28, 2012.[25] She defeated Akano by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round and earned a submission of the night bonus.[26][27]

Davis faced Shayna Baszler in a rematch at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt on January 5, 2013.[28] Davis won the fight via technical submission due to a rear-naked choke in the third round.[29][30] The bout was named Fight of the Night.[31]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On Feb 12, 2013, it was announced that both Davis and Sara McMann were signed to the UFC.

Davis faced Rosi Sexton in her UFC debut at UFC 161 on June 15.[32][33] She won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.[34]

In her second UFC bout, Davis faced Liz Carmouche on November 6, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 31.[35] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[36][37]

Davis faced Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014 at UFC 170.[38] Davis won the fight via split decision.

Davis faced UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey for the belt at UFC 175 on July 5, 2014.[39] She lost the fight via knockout just sixteen seconds into the first round.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–6 Ronda Rousey KO (punches) UFC 175 July 5, 2014 1 0:16 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship
Win 16–5 Jessica Eye Decision (split) UFC 170 February 22, 2014 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 15–5 Liz Carmouche Decision (unanimous) UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 November 6, 2013 3 5:00 Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United States
Win 14–5 Rosi Sexton Decision (unanimous) UFC 161 June 15, 2013 3 5:00 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 13–5 Shayna Baszler Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt January 5, 2013 3 0:58 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Fight of the Night
Win 12–5 Hitomi Akano Submission (rear-naked choke) Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann July 28, 2012 2 3:41 Kansas City, Kansas, United States Co-winner of Invicta FC 2 Submission of the Night
Loss 11–5 Sarah Kaufman Decision (majority) Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey March 3, 2012 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Win 11–4 Amanda Nunes TKO (punches) Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Kharitonov September 10, 2011 2 4:53 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 10–4 Julie Kedzie Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson July 30, 2011 3 5:00 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States
Win 9–4 Tonya Evinger Submission (rear-naked choke) RW 10: Mayhem In The Mist 5 November 6, 2010 1 1:25 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Defended Raging Wolf Women's Flyweight Championship
Loss 8–4 Elaina Maxwell Decision (unanimous) RW 9: Mayhem In The Mist 4 August 28, 2010 3 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Non-Title Fight (Maxwell missed weight)
Win 8–3 Tonya Evinger Submission (rear-naked choke) RW 7: Mayhem In The Mist 3 May 8, 2010 3 1:47 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Defended Raging Wolf Women's Flyweight Championship
Loss 7–3 Shayna Baszler Decision (unanimous) Freestyle Cage Fighting 40 March 27, 2010 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States
Win 7–2 Molly Helsel Decision (unanimous) RW 5: Mayhem In The Mist October 10, 2009 5 5:00 Niagara Falls, New York, United States Won Raging Wolf Women's Flyweight Championship
Loss 6–2 Tara LaRosa TKO (doctor stoppage) Extreme Challenge: The War At The Shore January 23, 2009 3 4:23 Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 6–1 Margarita Kolmykova Submission (rear-naked choke) USFL: War In The Woods 5 November 29, 2008 1 1:02 Ledyard, Connecticut, United States
Win 5–1 Kate Roy Submission (armbar) Ultimate Cage Wars 12 June 27, 2008 1 3:09 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 4–1 Lizbeth Carreiro Decision (unanimous) FFF 4: Call Of The Wild April 3, 2008 3 3:00 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 3–1 Valerie Letourneau Decision (split) TKO 31: Young Guns December 14, 2007 3 5:00 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 2–1 Tannaya Hantelman Submission (armbar) ECC 6: Hometown Heroes October 20, 2007 1 1:09 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Win 1–1 Jody Wadsworth TKO (punches) KO Boxing: Warzone May 6, 2007 1 3:17 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 0–1 Sarah Kaufman TKO (punches) UCW 7: Anarchy April 7, 2007 3 N/A Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Championships and Achievements[edit]

  • Raging Wolf MMA
    • Raging Wolf Women's Bantamweight Championship (One time)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LaRosa hopes to prove a point at Extreme Challenge". Sherdog.com. 2009-01-21. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  2. ^ "Women's MMA Pound-For-Pound Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  3. ^ "Unified Women's Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  4. ^ UFC Fighter Rankings
  5. ^ "Larenas Beats Bosse at TKO". Sherdog.com. 2007-12-15. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Top Female Fighters Star in So Cal". Sherdog.com. 2008-04-04. Archived from the original on 7 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-12. 
  7. ^ "LaRosa Wins 13th Straight at ‘War at the Shore’". Sherdog.com. 2009-01-24. Retrieved 2010-02-11. 
  8. ^ "2009 Women's Mixed Martial Arts Awards". MMARising.com. 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  9. ^ "Yves Edwards, Alexis Davis Win Inaugural Belts at Raging Wolf 5". adcombat.com. 2009-10-11. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  10. ^ "Davis Replaces Tate In FCF Women's Grand Prix". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  11. ^ "Baszler, Finney Advance In FCF Grand Prix". MMARising.com. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 
  12. ^ a b "Davis To Defend Against Evinger At Raging Wolf 7". MMARising.com. Archived from the original on 3 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  13. ^ "Alexis Davis retains championship belt". SLAM! FIGHTING. 2010-05-09. Retrieved 2010-05-09. 
  14. ^ "Elaina "Beef" Maxwell's Got Something to Prove". MMARatings.net. 2010-08-24. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  15. ^ "Elaina Maxwell vs. Alexis Davis now a non-title match". NonStopWMMA.blogspot.com. 2010-08-28. Archived from the original on 3 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  16. ^ "Raging Wolf 9 Results". Sherdog.com. Archived from the original on 31 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-31. 
  17. ^ "Davis Submits Evinger Again, Retains Title At RW 10". MMARising.com. Archived from the original on 10 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-06. 
  18. ^ "Shayna Baszler vs Alexis Davis Rematch Set For July 30". MMARising.com. 2011-06-14. Archived from the original on 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-17. 
  19. ^ "Alexis Davis vs. Julie Kedzie Latest Addition to Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson Card". MMAWeekly.com. 2011-06-22. Archived from the original on 27 June 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  20. ^ "Strikeforce Adds Two More Women's Bouts To July 30 Card". MMARising.com. 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-07-01. 
  21. ^ "Strikeforce Prelims: Davis Smothers, Outpoints Kedzie". Sherdog.com. 2011-07-30. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  22. ^ "Strikeforce: "Barnett vs Kharitonov" Play-By-Play & Results". MMARising.com. 2011-09-10. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  23. ^ "Sarah Kaufman vs Alexis Davis 2 Added To March Strikeforce". MMARising.com. 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  24. ^ "Ronda Rousey, Sarah Kaufman Win Big At Strikeforce In Ohio". MMARising.com. 2012-03-03. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  25. ^ "Alexis Davis Faces Hitomi Akano In Invicta FC 2 Co-Feature". MMARising.com. 2012-05-29. Retrieved 2012-05-29. 
  26. ^ "Invicta FC 2 Results: McMann, Davis & Carmouche Victorious". MMARising.com. 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  27. ^ "Davis, D’Alelio Discuss Invicta FC 2 Submissions Of The Night". MMARising.com. 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  28. ^ "Shayna Baszler vs Alexis Davis Rematch Added To Invicta FC 4". MMARising.com. 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  29. ^ "Invicta FC 4 Results: Carla Esparza Wins Strawweight Title". MMARising.com. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  30. ^ "Invicta FC 4 results: Esparza outlasts Hyatt for belt, Davis chokes out Baszler". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  31. ^ "Four Fighters Earn Bonuses At Invicta Fighting Championships 4". MMARising.com. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-13. 
  32. ^ "Alexis Davis vs. Rosi Sexton added to June's UFC 161 event in Winnipeg". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  33. ^ "Alexis Davis vs Rosi Sexton Announced For UFC 161 In Winnipeg". MMARising.com. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  34. ^ "UFC 161 results/photos: Alexis Davis outgrapples Rosi Sexton in decision win". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  35. ^ "Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis booked for 'UFN 31: UFC Fight for the Troops 3'". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-09-06. Retrieved 2013-09-06. 
  36. ^ "Alexis Davis, Amanda Nunes Victorious At UFC Fight Night 31". MMARising.com. 2013-11-06. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  37. ^ "UFC Fight Night 31 results, photos: Alexis Davis kicks way past Liz Carmouche". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-11-07. Retrieved 2013-12-01. 
  38. ^ Matt Erickson (2013-12-30). "February’s UFC 170 in Las Vegas adds Alexis Davis vs. Jessica Eye". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-30. 
  39. ^ "Ronda Rousey defends title vs. Alexis Davis at UFC 175". MMAjunkie.com. 2014-04-11. Retrieved 2014-04-28. 

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