UFC women’s bantamweight Alexis Davis is one of the top competitors in her weight class. However, she will not be stepping into the Octagon until some time next year.
On Tuesday, the No. 3-ranked 135-pounder took to social media to announce that she is pregnant.
“Big news to announce today a slight delay in my return to the octagon! I planned on spending as much time back home as possible to help with my niece anyways. But we are over joyed by this news and should be expecting our new arrival early 2016,” Davis wrote on Instagram. “And planned to back in the Octagon by the end of the year!”
Davis last fought in April when she scored a submission win over Sarah Kaufman.
While Davis could have earned her way back into title contention with another big win or two, she will now have to delay that run until she returns to the Octagon in late-2016.
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