MMA Fighter: Alexis Davis


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If you are a women’s MMA fan, you will most certainly recognize this fighter. With an 11-5 record, black belt in Japanese Jiu Jitsu, 4 stripe brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and some very solid striking skills, she is the #11-ranked pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world by MMARising.com and the #6-ranked 135-pound female fighter according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings (Wikipedia.org). Maybe you got pulled into the drama, bright lights and trash talking that defined most of the hype around Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey, but I guarantee the fight that had you out of your seat and truly proud to be an MMA fan was the Women’s Bantamweight bout: Canada Sarah Kaufman vs. Canada Alexis Davis.This was on the prelimenary card, so maybe some of you missed it. I can testify as a former MMA fighters and BJJ practitioner, it was a shining example of the technical athleticism that MMA has to offer. It was an all out war, a brutal and beautiful exchange of striking and eloquent groundwork. When it comes to the spectator driven nature of the sport, Davis always delivers with spectacular action. I really like Kaufman and Davis as fighters who have a no bullshit approach. Their merits are proven in the cage, as it should be in a “shut up and fight” style. Theatrics of smack talk should remain in the realm of day time soaps and WWF. I like my MMA pure and focused on the talents of the athletes. Canada is definitely doing something right.

I have recently had the tremendous honor of meeting and briefly training with Davis. Quiet and reserved off the mat, greased lightening on it and a complete beast in the cage. Her fights are akin to attending one of Hannibal Lecter’s dinner parties, highly entertaining, well mannered, sophisticated and you will most certainly get your fill of delicious carnage. She most recently competed in the BJJ World Expo Superfight down in LA against world champion black belt Kyra Gracie, which was yet another stunning display of her outstanding ground game. Davis caught Gracie in an exceptionally deep arm bar set up which Gracie struggled to stack her way out of for over 2 minutes of the 10 minute match. I won’t spoil the rest if you haven’t see it yet, but it needs to go on your must see list as well. I can’t really say enough good things about this fighter and I very much look forward to her July 28th Invicta Fighting Championships 2 co main event match again AACC veteran, Hitomi Akano. (http://www.invictafc.com/) I predict a ground battle with lots of lower body attacks and a very technical fight. Best of luck to both fighters and all the women on the Invicta card.

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