“I’m not gonna lie – I was like a little girl when I saw my picture on the poster; I was so excited. I had to send it to my mom and stuff like that. I really think that we deserve it though. Not to sound cocky or anything like that, but both Liz and I are great fighters, push the pace, and we’ll have a very entertaining fight. Once again it’s about the support. The UFC sees the potential in the women, and want to give people the most entertaining fights that they want to see, and that’s going to be our fight. We don’t disappoint. We all want a title shot, and every fight feels like you’re getting that one step closer, especially fighting a high caliber fighter like Liz, but I’m just really happy with the direction the UFC is going. There are so many great fighters, and so many more that we haven’t even seen yet, so who knows what’s going to come next and what’s going to happen?"
Female bantamweight Alexis Davis (14-5) has already accomplished a lot since first showing up on the scene in 2007. She owns wins over a number of her top peers and is one of the division’s biggest stars. However, Davis has an opportunity to take her career to the next level when he collides with Liz Carmouche (9-3) tomorrow night in the co-headlining clash at UFC Fight Night 31. If she wins, Davis could very well end up within sniffing distance of a title-shot. The 29-year old recently spoke to UFC.com about the fight, also elaborating on her initial experience in the Octagon earlier this year as well as why she sees women staying on the sport’s biggest stage for years to come. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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