UFC Vegas 20- Alexis Davis vs Sabina Mazo: Prediction and Fight Analysis

Published 02/26/2021, 2:34 PM EST


Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Ciryl Gane will clash in an enticing heavyweight clash in the main event of this weekend’s UFC Vegas 20 card.

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‘Bigi Boy’ and ‘Bon Gamin’ will look to enter the echelon of heavyweights with a win. Apart from that, there are many engaging bouts on the card too, even on the prelims.

In a women’s bantamweight clash, Alexis Davis will take on Sabina Mazo. The Canadian and the Colombian will look to move to the upper tier of the bantamweight division with a win this weekend. Before the important clash, we take a look at the prediction and fight analysis.

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Alexis Davis in numbers

‘Ally-Gator’ has a professional record of 19-10. She is currently on a 3-fight skid, having dropped her last 3 bouts against Katlyn Chookagian, Jennifer Maia, and Viviane Araujo. Out of her 19 wins, 8 have come by way of submission and 2 by KO/TKO.

She holds a TKO win over Amanda Nunes in 2011 under the Strikeforce banner. Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche are some of her other notable wins.

Davis has a grappling accuracy of 33% having landed 6 out of her attempted 21 takedowns. She has a takedown average of 0.99 per 15 minutes.

She has landed 488 out of her attempted 1137 signature strikes with a 43% accuracy. Her signature strike defense is at 55% and takedown defense is at 32%. Davis has been fighting in the UFC since 2013.

Sabina Mazo in numbers

Kings MMA trainee Sabina Mazo has a professional record of 9-1. The Colombian has 3 finishes under her belt, with 2 coming by KO/TKO and 1 by submission.

She made her UFC debut in 2019 and lost by decision at the hands of Maryna Moroz. Since then she has won all 3 of her bouts, the latest being a submission over Justine Kish.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 12: (L-R) Sabina Mazo of Colombia punches Justine Kish of Russia in a flyweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on September 12, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Mazo has a striking accuracy of 44% landing 64 of her 144 strikes. She lands 4.24 signature strikes per minute, absorbing 3.73 in the process.

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Her signature strike defense is 71% with a takedown defense of 89%. Mazo likes to mix her strikes up as she targets her opponent on the head, body, and legs quite evenly.

Both fighters are very elite considering their skillset. Keeping her current form in mind, Mazo shouldn’t make the mistake of taking Davis lightly; for her experience could be the catalyst in this enticing matchup.

Final Prediction: Alexis Davis by decision

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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