Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sarah Kaufman vs Alexis Davis added to Apr. 25 UFC show

The UFC announced today that Sarah Kaufman vs Alexis Davis has been added to UFC 186 Apr. 25 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. Earlier today they were forced to cancel Rory MacDonald vs Hector Lombard after Lombard tested positive for steroids. Both fighters are Canadian so it kind of fills a hole in that respect. These two have fought twice before and Sarah won both fights. The last one was in Strikeforce Aug. 2012 and Alexis exhibited terrible strategy in the first two rounds by trying to trade punches with Sarah. She won round three but she needed a finish and Sarah won by unanimous decision. So there has been a lot of noise on Twitter about Sarah not being able to get a fight. I don't usually get involved in this stuff because we don't know the whole story. The UFC has a problem with both fighters. Both have lost to UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey in squash matches. Normally, they would both be perceived as more gatekeeper than title contender. But the division talent level is too low to need gatekeepers. So what can the UFC do with them? This was complicated when Sarah was in a car accident and was not cleared to train for several months. They were going to have her fight Sara McMann. Maybe they forgot about Sarah after she was cleared to train in October. So lately fighters have taken to Twitter to campaign for fights. That's fine but I'm not sure it's a good idea to target specific fighters. One fighter that they all want to challenge is Bethe Correia because of the Four Horsewomen nonsense. She's a beatable but high profile opponent. But Bethe said in December that she had eye surgery and won't be cleared to train until March. So calling her out was a waste of time. And she likes to prank potential opponents. Then Sarah calls out Miesha Tate who is currently on a six month medical suspension. Another waste of time. I don't know how receptive Sarah was to face an opponent she has beaten twice. But beggars can't be choosers. It should be a pretty good fight but I don't think a win elevates either of them. And that's the problem.

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