History was made at UFC 161: "Evans vs. Henderson" tonight (Sat., June 15, 2013) at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, as Alexis Davis became the first Canadian female to fight inside the Octagon in her bantamweight match-up against Rosi Sexton, who became the first female from the U.K. to do so.
Not the first round, though. No, most of that was spent with Davis threatening with a triangle choke and Sexton doing her best to defend it by unloading big punches on Davis' face. The question by the end of the first five minutes was whether or not it's better to score the submission attempt or the thunderous punches coming down on top of it.
The second was better. Davis was on the attack once again, utilizing ground-n-pound mixed in with more submission attempts. She was really laying it on at the end of the frame, very nearly forcing a stoppage.
But not quite.
That gave Sexton time to operate in the final five minutes of action but the story stayed the same. It wasn't long before Davis had her back with a body triangle locked on, looking for yet another submission. This time, Sexton managed to reverse position to end up on top. She scored points from there but ended up on her back again to end the fight.
Both of them raised their hands as though they were the rightful victor after the final horn sounded.
When the scores were read, they came down in favor of 29-28, 29-27, and 29-28 in favor of Davis.
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