As the UFC starts to introduce more and more women's bouts the organization, one of the top-rated fighters in the promotion will finally make her debut at UFC 161 in June.
A winner of two fights in a row and a 5-1 record in her last six fights, Alexis Davis is finally set to make her Octagon debut when she faces British fighter Rosi Sexton at UFC 161 in Winnipeg on June 15.
UFC officials announced the fight via Twitter on Thursday.
UFC Canada @UFC_CA
Canada will see its first-ever women’s @ufc BW bout at #UFC161 as Port Colbourne, ON’s @AlexisDavisMMA will meet Manchester,UK’s @RosiSexton4/4/2013, 8:26:55 PM
Coming into the UFC, Davis is already one of the most highly-touted prospects gunning for a shot at the bantamweight women's title and champion Ronda Rousey.
Davis holds wins over several notable names including Shayna Baszler and Julie Kedzie, and also ended up in an absolute war with former Strikeforce women's champion Sarah Kaufman in their bout in March 2012.
Now, the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt will look to make a good first impression as she fights in her home country of Canada while storming towards the top of the women's bantamweight rankings.
Looking to derail that mission will be 13-2 fighter Rosi Sexton, who like Davis, will of course be making her UFC debut in June.
Sexton is a seasoned competitor having started her career all the way back in 2002, and has taken on some very tough challenges over her career. With a background in both Tae Kwon Do and Jiu-Jitsu, Sexton boasts wins over Debi Purcell, Roxanne Modafferi and most recently, a victory over Aisling Daly.
Davis and Sexton will both look to make a big impact on day one in the UFC while working towards title contention. The UFC women's bantamweight title will be tied up for some time while the current champion Rousey awaits the winner of the upcoming fight at the Ultimate Fighter 17 finale between Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
Before they fight however, Rousey will coach against either Tate or Zingano in the next season of the Ultimate Fighter that's expected to film this summer and debut later this year.
It's likely whoever wins between Davis and Sexton will still have to fight again before a title shot could happen, but only the victor will continue on that road towards championship glory.
Damon Martin is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report
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