Neither has fought since July last year, so they’ll be chomping at the bit in what could be a real tasty encounter before the main event.
It’ll be a great start to Fight Night 148, but in whose favour will it swing?
Alexis Davis v Jennifer Maia Odds
Despite defeat to Katlyn Chookagian in her last time out, by a unanimous decision, the bookmakers are siding with Alexis Davis priced at -175.00.
She has the experience of the two fighters although has lost two of her last five fights in comparison to just one in five of Maia.
Ranked number five, way ahead of her opponent who resides outside the top 15, Davis will prove a formidable opponent, just as she did against Carmouche and proved tough when taking Chookagian the distance. Which could prove too much.
Alexis Davis v Jennifer Maia Betting Tips
It’s hard to look past the favourite on this one with the likes of bet365 and other major Canadian bookmakers firmly siding with Davies.
The Canadian has proved herself in the division and with a reach that’s four inches longer, could prove a difficult proposition for Maia, who rarely deals in knockouts.
Maia will be pushing for a submission if she’s going to finish the fight early. It can certainly go this way, and if you’re looking at playing a free bet on an outsider, Maia to win by submission would certainly be the call.
It would be a huge shock though. Davis is the favourite for a reason and it is hard to look past her given the stats, experience and ability falling in her favour.
A Davis decision would be our bet, as it’s been almost four years since Davis finished a fight early. She’ll control the fight and use her reach to fend off Maia.
Alexis Davis by decision