Davis: Rousey's armbar 'not a problem'


Alexis Davis has built a 16-5 professional MMA record over the past seven years and with three straight wins in the UFC will fight Ronda Rousey for the UFC Women's Bantamweight title next.

Rousey is a bonafide super star and has defended the UFC title twice and has eight professional wins by armbar, but Davis isn't worried and feels like she can shut that part of Rousey's game down:

"This is gonna be a tough fight. I definitely think I am going to be able to stop the armbar. This is something I train constantly everyday. Obviously she has been doing it in Judo for so long but I have been training mixed martial arts for a long time, a lot of years. I train with world champion black belts. It's not a problem for me. Black belts armbar me everyday. I am not afraid to say that, but you know what? I defend them more often than I get them."

Rousey is known for her armbar, but in her most recent title defense stopped Sara McMann by knee to the liver, so even if Davis can stop the armbar, Rousey has other tools that are sure to give her a tough test.

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Babymonst site profile image  

5/15/14 4:08 AM by Babymonst

mike tysons body shots aint a problem either

NORCAL707 site profile image  

5/15/14 3:59 AM by NORCAL707

I wouldn't mind seeing that fight again. Ronda is a Fricken beast

duckhuntgangsta site profile image  

5/14/14 7:16 PM by duckhuntgangsta

I don't recall any attempts, vaguely her posturing for a take down but not going for it. Anyone?

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

5/14/14 7:13 PM by JustAnotherMMAFan

I haven't watched the fight again, but I am pretty sure she tried to hiptoss McMann in the clinch. And more than once.  She just gave up really fast, when she noticed McMann wasn't moving. 

KING Stannis Baratheon site profile image  

5/14/14 7:02 AM by KING Stannis Baratheon

I can't believe fans still think Cyborg is a huge threat to Ronda. A roided up Cyborg got taken down by a much smaller (than Ronda) Carano.Ronda will take a deflated Cyborg down with ease and that will be the beginning of the end.

KING Stannis Baratheon site profile image  

5/14/14 6:57 AM by KING Stannis Baratheon

Agreed but at least Alexis is acknowledging how awesome Ronda is at armbars and is training with black belts..Black belts in judo AND bjj I hope.

tikmovado site profile image  

5/14/14 6:48 AM by tikmovado

Just re watched it.She went for one trip and did not get it set up so she went back to drilling knees into McManns side and stopped her.You need to re watch this fight there was no trouble trying to take her down as Ronda attempted ZERO take downs.LOL

BRZ site profile image  

5/14/14 5:59 AM by BRZ

I did and really don't s

JustAnotherMMAFan site profile image  

5/14/14 5:40 AM by JustAnotherMMAFan

This ain't happening. Hehe. Ronda's boxing skills are pretty basic, and she doesn't excel at that exactly... ;-)

NORCAL707 site profile image  

5/14/14 3:12 AM by NORCAL707

Haha true. Sucks to be Tate lol