While the while season of “The Ultimate Fighter” introduces new faces to the UFC’s women’s division, two fighters who have already made an impact are scheduled to meet in November.
Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche, one of the first two women to fight in the octagon, will take on Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis, who is coming off of a big win back at UFC 161, at the UFC Fight for the Troops 3 event. Although this match is not the main event of the card – though it could since Carmouche is a veteran of the Marine Corp. – the winner of this match could find themselves with a future title opportunity.
On paper this match appears close. Both fighters have great grappling skills. While the Girl-Rilla may have more power when it comes to the striking department, winning six of her fights by KO/TKO, the Ally-Gator has one of the toughest chins in women’s MMA, having only been finished twice in her career.
Although title contender Cat Zingano is likely to face the UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion, whether it’s current champion Ronda Rousey or challenger Miesha Tate, both Carmouche and Davis would be worthy of being the next challenger.
Carmouche rebounded from her loss against Rousey after defeating Jessica Andrade back in July. She is also becoming one of the most popular stars in the UFC’s women’s division.
As for Davis, she has won six of her seven last fights that included an impressive win over Rosi Sexton back in June. The Ally-Gator is also no stranger to championship fights as she is a former Raging Wolf Women’s Flyweight champion.
On a personal level, the idea of Carmouche and Davis crossed my mind, but when I first heard the Girl-Rilla would be fighting the Ally-Gator, I got goosebumps. Even if there aren’t title implications to this bout, these two will put on one heck of a show.
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