UFC’s latest women’s bout is now set, as promotion officials
recently announced that Alexis
Davis will face Rosi Sexton
The June 15 event marks the Las Vegas-based organization’s first
trip to the Canadian province of Manitoba and takes place at the
MTS Centre in Winnipeg. Renan Barao
will defend his interim bantamweight title against Eddie
Wineland in the evening’s main event. The main draw airs live
on pay-per-view and will also see former light heavyweight champion
Rua toe the line against Antonio
Rogerio Nogueira in a rematch nearly eight years in the
Davis, 28, has won five of her last six fights, with only a
hard-fought majority decision defeat to former Strikeforce queen
Kaufman marring her record in that span. “Ally-Gator” made her
Invicta Fighting Championships debut last year with a second-round
submission of Hitomi
Akano and followed that performance with a third-round
technical submission of Shayna
Baszler on Jan. 5 at Invicta FC 4.
Sexton, meanwhile, rides a three-fight winning streak into her UFC
debut, though she has competed just twice in the last two years.
The two-time Bellator veteran last appeared under the Cage Warriors
Fighting Championship banner, taking a unanimous decision from
Daly this past June at CWFC 47.