Sunday, June 16, 2013

Big Bad Blog Video Theater-Alexis Davis vs Rosi Sexton

Here's the match video of Alexis Davis vs Rosi Sexton from last night's UFC PPV in Winnipeg. Alexis was the favourite in this match mostly because of her size advantage and a black belt in jiu jitsu. But Rosi has never lost by submission her ground game is really good. The other thing is that Alexis is mistake prone and those mistakes have cost her fights in the past. And that's what happens in the first round of this fight. It's fairly even until Alexis takes Rosi down but winds up on the bottom. Alexis attempts a triangle leg choke but never applies it properly. She needs to get her leg crossed with her shin. The problem is she uses a lot of energy to apply a hold that was going nowhere. And she left Rosi's arm free. So not only did Alexis eat leather but her gas tank was empty from the triangle attempt. Rosi won the first round. Round two is fairly even until Alexis gets top position and starts pounding Rosi. The problem is that Alexis is not a great puncher. It's something she needs to improve. Also she was pooped from round one. There was also less than a minute left in the round. If this had been earlier in the round, the fight would have been stopped. But remember this call is at the ref's discretion. And despite warning Rosi three times, Herb Dean chose not to stop the fight. Alexis said afterwards that she was OK with the fight not being stopped. She may change her tune after she watches the fight. There was no response after three warnings. It's a no win situation for Dean. It's a debatable call either way. The third round was fairly even but Alexis got the edge in the second half of the round. She won by unanimous decision. I scored it 29-28 for Alexis. One of the judges scored the second round 10-8 for Alexis. All it took was one big mistake and it almost cost Alexis the fight. Enjoy the video!
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