Alexis Davis (fighter)

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Alexis Davis
BornAlexis Evelyn Chris Davis[1]
(1984-10-04) October 4, 1984 (age 37)
Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada
Other namesAlly-Gator
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8.9 st)
Reach67 in (170 cm)
Fighting out ofPleasanton, California
TeamThe Resistance
RankBlack belt in Jujutsu[2]
Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[2]
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout2
By submission8
By decision11
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision7
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alexis Evelyn Chris Davis[1] (born October 4, 1984) is a Canadian mixed martial artist who competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where she is a former Title challenger. She is a Canadian Open grappling champion.[3]

Early life[edit]

Davis was a young girl when she got interested in martial arts. She was big fan of Action movies starring the likes of 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 the age of 16 when she started jujutsu and BJJ at age of 18.

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 Valérie Létourneau by split decision at TKO 31: Young Guns. The fight was the second women's bout in TKO history.[4] Davis faced Liz Carreiro at FFF 4: Call of the Wild on April 3, 2008. She won the fight by unanimous decision.[5]

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.[6] The fight was voted as the 2009 Women's MMA Fight of the Year.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] She faced submission specialist Shayna Baszler and was defeated by unanimous decision.[10] 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.[11] Davis defended her Raging Wolf title against Tonya Evinger instead.[11] She won the fight and retained her title via rear-naked choke submission in the third round.[12]

Davis' next fight was against Elaina Maxwell at Raging Wolf 9 on August 28, 2010.[13] 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.[14] Davis was defeated by unanimous decision.[15] 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.[16] She was scheduled to challenge Shayna Baszler in a title fight rematch at The Cage Inc.: Battle At The Border 10 on July 30, 2011.[17] However, the fight was cancelled after Davis signed with Strikeforce.


Davis made her Strikeforce debut on July 30, 2011, against Julie Kedzie.[18][19] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[20] She 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.[21] 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.[22] She lost the back and forth bout via a very close majority decision.[23]

Invicta Fighting Championships[edit]

Davis faced Hitomi Akano at Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann on July 28, 2012.[24] She defeated Akano by submission due to a rear-naked choke in the second round and earned a Submission of the Night bonus.[25][26] Davis faced Shayna Baszler in a rematch at Invicta FC 4: Esparza vs. Hyatt on January 5, 2013.[27] Davis won the fight via technical submission due to a rear-naked choke in the third round.[28][29] The bout was named Fight of the Night.[30]

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.[31][32] She won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.[33] In her second UFC bout, Davis faced Liz Carmouche on November 6, 2013, at UFC Fight Night 31.[34] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[35][36] Davis faced Jessica Eye on February 22, 2014, at UFC 170.[37] Davis won the fight via split decision.[38]

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 sixteen seconds into the first round.[40]

Davis faced Sarah Kaufman for a third time at UFC 186 on April 25, 2015. After losing the first round due to Kaufman's dominating striking, she won the fight via submission in the second round. Following this fight, Davis took time off due to pregnancy.[41]

On October 19, 2016, it was announced that she would be making her return at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale on December 3, 2016 against Sara McMann[42] She lost that fight via arm-triangle submission in the second round.

Davis next faced Cindy Dandois on April 22, 2017, at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov. She won the fight by unanimous decision.

Davis faced Liz Carmouche in a flyweight bout at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega on December 9, 2017.[43] She won the fight by split decision.[44]

Davis faced Katlyn Chookagian on July 28, 2018, at UFC on Fox 30.[45] She lost the fight by unanimous decision.[46]

Davis faced Jennifer Maia on March 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night 148.[47] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[48]

Davis faced Viviane Araújo on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240.[49] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[50]

Davis faced Sabina Mazo in a return to bantamweight on February 27, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 186.[51] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[52]

Davis faced Pannie Kianzad on June 12, 2021 at UFC 263.[53] In a competitive fight, Davis was able to out-land her opponent, though commentators frequently found her striking less effective, remaining notably uncertain of the winner at the end of the fight. This was ultimately not reflected in the scoring, with Davis winning only one round on one scorecard, in a unanimous decision loss.[54]

Davis faced Julija Stoliarenko at UFC Fight Night 200 on February 5, 2022.[55] She won the fight via unanimous decision.[56] Later in that month, it was announced that she had fought out her prevailing contract and it was not renewed.[57]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
32 matches 21 wins 11 losses
By knockout 2 3
By submission 8 1
By decision 11 7
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 21–11 Julija Stoliarenko Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Strickland February 5, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 20–11 Pannie Kianzad Decision (unanimous) UFC 263 June 12, 2021 3 5:00 Glendale, Arizona, United States
Win 20–10 Sabina Mazo Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Gane February 27, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Bantamweight.
Loss 19–10 Viviane Araújo Decision (unanimous) UFC 240 July 27, 2019 3 5:00 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 19–9 Jennifer Maia Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Pettis March 23, 2019 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 19–8 Katlyn Chookagian Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Alvarez vs. Poirier 2 July 28, 2018 3 5:00 Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Win 19–7 Liz Carmouche Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega December 9, 2017 3 5:00 Fresno, California, United States Flyweight debut.
Win 18–7 Cindy Dandois Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Loss 17–7 Sara McMann Submission (arm-triangle choke) The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions Finale December 3, 2016 2 2:52 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–6 Sarah Kaufman Submission (armbar) UFC 186 April 25, 2015 2 1:52 Montreal, Quebec Canada
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 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 the Raging Wolf Women's Bantamweight 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 bout; 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 the Raging Wolf Women's Bantamweight 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 the Raging Wolf Women's Bantamweight 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 Featherweight bout.
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 Valérie Létourneau 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]

See also[edit]


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  51. ^ Danny Segura (2020-12-02). "Sabina Mazo to make 135 debut, faces Alexis Davis at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 27". Retrieved 2020-12-02.
  52. ^ Anderson, Jay (2021-02-27). "UFC Vegas 20 Results: Alexis Davis Defeats Sabina Mazo in Bantamweight Return". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-02-28.
  53. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-05-11). "Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis toegevoegd aan UFC 263 in Glendale, Arizona". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-02-24.
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  57. ^ Damon Martin (February 23, 2022). "Former title challenger Alexis Davis, Danilo Marques no longer on UFC roster".
  58. ^ "2009 Women's Mixed Martial Arts Awards -".
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