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Alexis Davis vs. Rosie Sexton Targeted for UFC 161

 UFC officials announced Thursday that a female bout between Alexis Davis and Rosi Sexton is set to take place at UFC 161.

Davis is 4-1 in her last five fights and is fresh off a submission victory over Shayna Baszler back in in January at Invicta FC 4. Her most recent loss came by the hands of Sarah Kaufman via majority decision last March.

British fighter Sexton is also 4-1 in her last five fights and is coming off a unanimous decision victory over Aisling Daly in Ireland. She sports an impressive overall record of 13-2, including seven submission victories.

The fight will serve as both ladies’ UFC debuts.

UFC 161 will be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on June 15. The card will be headlined by Interim Bantamweight Champ Renan Barao, as he clashes with Eddie Wineland.

Photo By: Greg Bartram- USA Today Sports


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