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UFC Fight Night 123: Liz Carmouche rematches Alexis Davis at flyweight

Fresno’s UFC Fight Night 123 will have a key female flyweight rematch.

The UFC confirmed earlier this week that former bantamweight title contenders  No.11 Liz Carmouche (11-5-0) and No.10 Alexis Davis (18-7-0) meet again in the octagon, but this time in the UFC’s new flyweight division.

Davis won the first encounter by unanimous decision back at UFC Fight Night 31 in 2013, but both fighters have evolved since then.

Carmouche, the 33-year-old “Girl-Rilla” and former U.S. marine, helped kick off the female bantamweight division with Ronda Rousey back in 2013. She has a two-fight win streak, decisioning Katlyn Chookagian in her last bout at UFC 205 in last November.

Davis is the pride of Port Colbourne, Ontario. The 32-year-old Canadian “Ally-Gator” took time off in late 2015 and 2016 to have a child and returned in 2017, defeating Cindy Dandois by decision at UFC Fight Night 108 in April. Like Carmouche, she also fought Rousey for the belt, at UFC 175 in July 2014.

UFC Fight Night 123 is scheduled for Dec. 9 at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, California. The current card includes:

Liz Carmouche (11-5-0) vs. Alexis Davis (18-7-0)

Scott Holtzman (10-2-0) vs. Darrell Horcher (13-2-0)

Eryk Anders (9-0-0) vs. John Phillips (21-6-0)

Antonio Braga Neto (9-2-0) vs. Trevin Giles (10-0-0)

Alex Perez (18-4-0) vs. Varls John de Tomas (6-1-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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