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Olympic Silver Medalist Sara McMann and Alexis Davis Officially Sign with UFC

Damon MartinContributor IDecember 23, 2016

The UFC is staying committed to women's MMA, and they have added two more top 135-pound fighters to the fray.

UFC officials confirmed to Bleacher Report during a media conference call that both Alexis Davis and Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann have been signed under contract to the promotion.

Davis and McMann are added to the growing roster of women's fighters that includes UFC 157 headliners Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche as well as former Strikeforce champion Miesha Tate and undefeated prospect Cat Zingano.

Alexis Davis comes to the UFC on a two-fight win streak and as one of the top contenders in the women's bantamweight division. With a 5-1 record in her last six fights, Davis has most recently competed under the Invicta FC banner, where she recorded wins over both Hitomi Akano and Shayna Baszler.

The Canadian fighter also competed for several fights with Strikeforce while they were under ownership from Zuffa (UFC parent company) and now becomes one of the new women's fighters joining the UFC roster.

Sara McMann also joins the UFC as an undefeated fighter as well as an Olympic silver medalist. McMann won the medal during the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

Since transitioning to mixed martial arts, McMann has a flawless 6-0 record. Like Davis, McMann's last two wins have also come over Hitomi Akano and Shayna Baszler while fighting for Invicta FC.

McMann is a blue-chip prospect in the women's bantamweight division with her Olympic wrestling experience.

There's been no word yet on when Davis or McMann will debut in the UFC or whether they could face each other following the announcement that both are signed to the promotion.

Davis and McMann will be present, along with Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano, at UFC 157 next week to meet with media ahead of the scheduled fights in Anaheim where Ronda Rousey will face Liz Carmouche in the first-ever women's fight in UFC history.

Damon Martin is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report

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