Canadian UFC fighter Alexis Davis will get back in the octagon on Saturday, Feb. 27 against Sabina Mazo in a women’s bantamweight bout. This fight will be part of the preliminary round of UFC Fight Night, which is set to get started at 5 p.m. ET from UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The headliner of the main card on Saturday night features Jairzinho Rozenstruik against Ciryl Gane. The main card is set to start at 8 p.m. ET.
Davis, a Port Colborne, Ontario native, will enter Saturday’s fight with a 19-10 record and stands at 5-foot-6 and weighs 135 pounds, according to the UFC’s official website. She will have a disadvantage in reach, which is 68 inches, and her leg reach goes 37.5 inches.
At 36 years old, Davis has not fought since July 2019 and lost three consecutive fights by unanimous decision within the span of one year. At UFC 240 in Edmonton, Davis lost to Viviane Araujo on July 27, 2019. Following the loss, she needed her shoulder to be repaired, as it was injured two fights prior in a loss to Katlyn Chookagian in July 2018.
Davis underwent surgery in the early part of 2020 and will return to the octagon in the bantamweight class after competing in flyweight in her last four fights. She is currently ranked No. 11 in the UFC’s women’s flyweight division.
Known as the Columbian Queen, Mazo will enter into Saturday’s fight with a 9-1 record at 5-foot-7. She has a slight edge with a 70-inch reach and 40.5 inch leg reach.
The 23-year-old has fought three times since Davis’ last fight, and Mazo won her last three bouts. One was by unanimous decision, one by split decision and another by submission. She won by submission her last time out on Sept. 12, 2020 in the third round against Justine Kish.
Mazo is not ranked in any of UFC’s weight class rankings.
Alexis Davis vs. Sabino Mazo Betting Odds
There are a number of betting options for Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Las Vegas, and below is the betting odds for the fight between Davis and Mazo. All odds are via a popular United States sportsbook.
Davis is not expected to win this fight according to oddsmakers, who suggest she will lose her fourth consecutive bout on Saturday. Mazo is getting -215 odds as the favorite, while Davis is the underdog at +170.
The oddsmakers set the total rounds for this fight at 2.5, and they highly expect this fight to go over that number. The “over” is getting -400 odds with the “under” at +275.
To go the Distance
As the total rounds indicated, oddsmakers expect this fight to go the distance with yes getting -335 odds, while no is getting odds of +240.
To Win by any Knockout, Submission or DQ
While oddsmakers don’t think any of these winning methods will happen, they think it’s way more likely to happen for Mazo. She is getting +360 odds to win by any knockout, submission or disqualification, while Davis’ odds are nearly double that at +750 to accomplish that feat, though the odds of those not happening are far greater. Bettors can bet “no” for Mazo at -625 odds with Davis at -2500.
There are seven betting opportunities on the winning method, and there is one clear top choice according to oddsmakers. Mazo winning by decision is getting -115 odds as the runaway favorite among the options, while Davis winning by decision is at +240 odds for the second best odds.
Mazo winning by knockout, technical knockout or disqualification is at +600 odds, and Davis has +1800 to accomplish this.
To win by submission, Mazo’s odds are +800 with Davis at +1200. For this bout to wind up in a tie, the odds are +5000 if that happens.