by Adam Martin
A great women’s bantamweight tilt has been added to an upcoming fight card.
According to MMAjunkie.com, Liz Carmouche and Alexis Davis will fight at UFC Fight Night 31, also known as UFC Fight For The Troops 3, on Nov. 6 at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. It’s expected the fight be be featured on the main card, which airs on FOX Sports 1.
This is a huge matchup as far as the divisional ranks go and the winner is likely to fight in a title eliminator in their next outing.
Carmouche (9-3) is 1-1 so far in the Octagon and picked up her first UFC win at this past July’s UFC on FOX 8 event when she TKOed Jessica Andrade. It was a great bounceback win for the 29-year-old Carmouche after she was submitted by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey back at UFC 157, and if she can take out Davis this winter she will be well on her way to getting what she wants, and that’s a rematch with Rousey for the belt.
Davis (14-5) won her UFC debut at this past June’s UFC 161 event she she won a unanimous decision over Rosi Sexton. However, the 28-year-old Canadian struggled more than most expected against the smaller Carmouche and so she hasn’t been fast tracked right away to a title shot and will instead have to fight Carmouche before she can even think about the belt. Davis is an excellent grappler and so is Carmouche, and with so much on the line this fight has “Fight of the Night” written all over it.
UFC Fight For The Troops 3 is headlined by a five-round middleweight bout between Army vet Tim Kennedy and former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who will be making his UFC middleweight debut in the match.
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