It was only fitting that the first UFC women's fight on Canadian soil was won by a fighter from The Great White North.
Bantamweight Alexis Davis, a native of Port Colborne, Ontario, put on an impressive show against veteran Rosi Sexton on the main card at UFC 161 at Winnipeg's MTS Centre. The judges' scores were 29-28, 29-27, 29-28 in favor of Davis for the unanimous-decision win.
In the first round, Davis used sharp standing elbows to take control. Once the bout hit the mat, Davis wrapped up Sexton in a triangle, which she held for much of the round.
Early in the second, Davis appeared tired and Sexton got off to a fast start. But Davis regained control and nearly finished the fight on the ground before Sexton was saved by the bell. Davis didn't come close to finishing things in round three, but nor was she in trouble at any point.
"I've seen a lot of her fights, and she's pretty tough against submissions," Davis said of her first round triangle. "She's tougher than I thought."
Davis improved to 14-5, as the winner of three straight and six of seven. The 35-year-old Sexton dropped to 13-3.