People were saying that Ronda’s biggest challenge is Davis (I was one of them), but after this fight that is no longer my opinion.
- The difference between this fight and all the other women’s fights in the UFC so far was athleticism and explosiveness. Alexis and Rosi both very technically skilled, more so on the ground, but had no explosion to the submission, no explosion to the takedown.
- Even the times Alexis swept Rosi, it was in slow motion almost, and I can understand why a portion of the MMA crowd called this fight “boring”.
- But, I wouldn’t call it boring, I’d call it slow-moving. I mean, shit was happening in this fight:
- The opening moments of rabid dirty boxing, near triangle submission, near ground and pound stoppage, some nice sweeps
- Yet, Davis and Sexton didn’t seem to have the power, speed and aesthetically pleasing movement of the Ronda, Miesha & McMann fights.
- I hope fans give the women a chance, and those that watched the Davis/Sexton fight aren’t turned off of WMMA… Think of how many lackluster MEN fights were on the same card. Just watch the Jimmo and Shields’ fights again
- All in all, Alexis looked average in the win. She just plain didn’t look good. She didn’t have the energy and speed she had in her fantastic performances against Nunes, Kaufman, Akano and Baszler.
- and Rosi I honestly don’t think she even belongs in the UFC. Invicta, yes. UFC, no.
A final idea for the future of WMMA in the UFC.
Only have the Championship fights, grudge matches, number 1 contenders on the main card. Also, you could have fighters build up in Invicta FC before even entering the UFC, I'm talking all weight classes. I felt the biggest problem with Davis/Sexton wasn't that there was no action, but actually they just weren't good enough to be given this spot. I just can't get over how sloppy and slow both fighters were despite ending up in fight finishing positions.
HOPEFULLY, this was just an anomaly.
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