It’s hard to call Carmouche a loser after giving such a spirited performance but there was no doubt Davis was the better woman on Wednesday night. “Girl-Rilla” is a good wrestler with solid power, so she’ll always be a tough draw, but she’s still fairly raw with only thirteen fights under her belt. Her stand-up can be a bit too bouncy at times and she leaves herself open for damage. With only thirteen other women on the UFC roster including champ Ronda Rousey, there aren’t a lot of directions Carmouche can head. As mentioned earlier, Germaine de Randamie makes sense. One of the Ultimate Fighter 18 contestants could work as well a la Shayna Baszler who Carmouche has yet to face in her career.
With no Draws on display, UFC Fight Night 31 produced two clearly defined groups of fighters based on success in the Octagon or lack thereof. The show featured eight finishes including five of the first-frame variety in addition to some well-scored decisions. While the event wasn’t necessarily the end of the road for every individual who came up short, few jobs are guaranteed when it comes to defeat on the sport’s biggest stage. Here’s a look at what might be next for some of the card’s less-fortunate folks… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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