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Former title challenger Alexis Davis ready to make her UFC return

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True title contenders are hard to come by in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), especially within one of the more top-heavy divisions like women's Bantamweight.

With Ronda Rousey riding the pine, Holly Holm a win or two away from another title shot, and former top contenders like Jessica Eye and Bethe Correia struggling to find Octagon success, the return of Alexis Davis is a welcomed sight.

According to a recent report by Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, Davis, 31, is ready to return to fighting after taking more than a year off for the birth of her child. She'll return with a 4-1 promotional record in tact, with her only loss coming to Rousey back at UFC 175.

While Davis lost that title fight in just 15 seconds, she remains one of the very best 135-pound fighters in the world. Prior to her UFC debut back in 2013, Davis had compiled another 4-1 clip through appearances in Strikeforce and Invicta FC. She has finished the likes of Sarah Kaufman, Shayna Baszler, and even Amanda Nunes, who is scheduled to take on champion Miesha Tate for divisional gold at UFC 200 on July 9.

No opponent has been named for Davis' return, but it's certainly good news for a division lacking depth outside of the top 5.