Tonight’s UFC 170 featured FOX Sports 1 preliminary bout was a crucial one in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division as Alexis Davis and Jessica Eye battled it out with their sites set on the winder of tonight’s main event. The close bout would see Davis have her hand raised and put her in the driver’s seat for a shot at the title.
Davis Edges Eye
Alexis Davis likely finds herself fighting the winner of tonight’s main even as she pulled a narrow decision victory over Jessica Eye. While the striking battle was back-and-forth over the course of their three-round fight, Davis’s ground game was truly the deciding factor after she scored takedowns in the first and second rounds. Davis has now won all three of her UFC fights for a total of five straight victories, while Eye sees her eight fight unbeaten streak snapped.
It was over when:
It always comes down to the little things in any close fight and tonight was no different as the bout likely hinged on a late first round takedown by Davis that ended up in an advanced position. With Davis having the most dominant round of the fight and Eye having a slight edge in the third, that takedown likely decided the first and pivotal round.
It is a likely shot at the title for Alexis Davis as she picked up the biggest win of her career to date. That said, Jessica Eye is not set back much at all by losing tonight and could find herself right back in the hunt soon.
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