Alexis Davis vs. Liz Carmouche rematch among UFC-Fresno fight-card additions

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December’s UFC Fight Night 123 event has a slew of new additions, officials today announced.

Chief among them? A rematch between former UFC women’s bantamweight title challengers Alexis Davis (18-7 MMA, 5-2 UFC) and Liz Carmouche (11-5 MMA, 3-3 UFC), who both head down to flyweight for the fight.

UFC Fight Night 123 takes place Dec. 9 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. The event airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

Davis, who’s No. 12 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA women’s bantamweight rankings, defeated No. 14-ranked Carmouche via unanimous decision in their first meeting, which took place in 2013 at “UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3.”

Davis has had mixed results since then but recently got back in the win column with a decision victory over Cindy Dandois in April. Carmouche, meanwhile, earned a split-decision victory over Katlyn Chookagian in November 2016 for her second straight win.

Also confirmed the card are undefeated middleweight Trevin Giles (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who knocked out James Bochnovic in his July UFC debut, vs. Antonio Braga Neto (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC), who hasn’t fought since 2014, as well flyweights Carls John de Tomas (6-1 MMA, 0-1 UFC) vs. Alex Perez (18-4 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

The latest UFC Fight Night 123 lineup now includes:

  • Liz Carmouche vs. Alexis Davis
  • Scott Holtzman vs. Darrell Horcher
  • Eryk Anders vs. John Phillips
  • Trevin Giles vs. Antonio Braga Neto
  • Carls John de Tomas vs. Alex Perez

For more on UFC Fight Night 123, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Top 25 finishes in Invicta FC history (Nos. 20-16): A Cris Cyborg destruction

More than five years have passed since Invicta FC hosted its first event. During that time, the all-female organization has gone through a number of different incarnations.

Despite having roster members consistently plucked up by the UFC, Invicta FC frequently hosts solid fight cards to help further the growth of women’s MMA. The fighters do their part by delivering inside the cage, and with the 25th event in company history set to go down later this month, Invicta FC has decided to highlight its young history.

Invicta FC 25 takes place Aug. 31 at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, Calif. Ahead of the event, Invicta FC’s social media team is rolling out a countdown of the 25 best finishes in its history.

Check out the first portion of the list here, and the second installment below counting down No. 20 to No. 16.

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20. Roxanne Modafferi def. Sarah D’Alelio at Invicta FC 23 (May 20, 2017)

Women’s MMA pioneer Roxanna Modafferi punched her ticket to Season 26 of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series and a chance at the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight title when she put away Sarah D’Alelio with a third-round TKO at Invicta FC 23.

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19. Katja Kankaanpaa def. Stephanie Eggink at Invicta FC 8 (Sept. 6, 2014)

Katja Kankaanpaa won the vacant Invicta FC strawweight title when she rallied from a huge deficit on the scorecards to submit Stephanie Eggink with a fifth-round rear-naked choke for a stunning come-from-behind win at Invicta FC 8.

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18. Alexis Davis def. Shayna Baszler at Invicta FC 4 (Jan. 5, 2013)

After losing a unanimous decision to Shayna Baszler at a regional event in 2010, former UFC title challenger Alexis Davis got revenge in the rematch when she choked Baszler out cold with a rear-naked choke at Invicta FC 4.

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17. Irene Aldana def. Peggy Morgan at Invicta FC 8 (Sept. 6, 2014)

Mexican standout Irene Aldana began her run toward a bantamweight title shot when she made quick work of “The Ultimate Fighter 18” cast member Peggy Morgan courtesy of a first-round rear-naked choke.

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16. Cris Cyborg def. Faith Van Duin at Invicta FC 13 (July 9, 2015)

Cris Cyborg’s dominant 5-0 run through the Invicta FC organization included a lot of dominant performances. Her 45-second destruction of Faith Van Duin at Invicta FC 13 was the quickest of all. In trademark fashion, the Brazilian charged her foe and ended the fight with strikes for a TKO.

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Check out the Blue Corner on Wednesday for the next installment of Invicta FC’s top 25 finishes countdown.

And for more on the Invicta FC schedule, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie‘s official blog and is edited by Mike Bohn.

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