Alexis Davis coming back to where it all began

UFC fighter Alexis Davis will take on Rosi Sexton of England in UFC 161 at MTS Centre on June 15.

UFC fighter Alexis Davis will take on Rosi Sexton of England in UFC 161 at MTS Centre on June 15.

KIRK PENTON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:25 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Alexis Davis is coming back to where it all began more than six years ago.

The 28-year-old mixed martial artist from Port Colborne, Ont., made her pro debut at Winnipeg Convention Centre in 2007. She has now reached the pinnacle of her sport, and her first UFC fight will take place at the slightly larger Winnipeg venue of MTS Centre next month.

“Having my pro debut there and having my UFC debut there, it’s kind of funny how it all happened,” Davis said this week from San Jose, Calif., where she lives with her boyfriend, martial artist Flavio Meier.

Davis will fight England’s Rosi Sexton in the UFC debut for both fighters on June 15 in downtown Winnipeg. Davis is 13-5 as a pro, while Sexton is 13-2.

One of Davis’ losses was in her pro debut on Tony Condello’s UCW 7 card at the Convention Centre on April 7, 2007. She lost via TKO to Sarah Kaufman, who is also now a UFC fighter.

“I don’t remember too much,” Davis said of her pro debut. “It was a little whi


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