Can Alexis Davis derail Ronda Rousey at UFC 175?

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Ronda Rousey has had a perfect MMA career.

Nine fights, nine wins. Eight of her nine wins came by way of her signature armbar, the same percentage of which came in the very first round.

Some felt that Rousey’s arrival in the UFC and the oncoming of new contenders would see her defeated — that is not the case, as the UFC rustles to find worthy opposition.

Instead, Rousey has improved her striking, something once subject to much criticism, and has gone 3-0 in her UFC Bantamweight title appearances.

Still, questions remain. Can Ronda Rousey be the breakthrough WMMA star that the fans have been waiting for? Will one of the uprising contenders knock her from her pedestal?

Alexis Davis has as good of a chance as anyone.

Davis has triumphed in five straight mixed-martial-arts contests, including three straight against highly regarded octagon performers Liz Carmouche, Rosi Sexton, and Jessica Eye.

That résumé collectively earned her the #2 spot in the official UFC rankings, and affirmed a long-awaited opportunity on the big stage.

We know that on July 5th, at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, Alexis Davis challenges Ronda Rousey, but how will Alexis overcome her disposition and come away with a victory and the UFC title? How will Rousey minimize her chances?

Well, for Davis, she’ll have to do what she does best. She cannot allow Ronda to get inside of her head. When the cage doors are shut, she’ll need to act quickly and pursue any attacking opportunities.

Davis isn’t as flashy as the Judo Black Belt, Rousey, who incorporates slamming takedowns, hard grappling, and a more newfound striking technique into her game.

Davis, a BJJ Black Belt, has to remain in control throughout the contest, and, most of all, take the fight into deep waters, where Rousey is less acquitted, and keep on pressing the action.

Ronda Rousey must remain confident. Her style speaks as she does, and she should be utilizing those slams, work on the ground, and maybe, just maybe, look for the armbar finish, but save up energy and prepare for a tough fight if it is to go the distance.

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