LAS VEGAS -- Canadian Alexis Davis modestly describes her fighting skills as "a little of this, a little bit of that. Denise Bender Jersey ." "Doesnt matter where the fight ends up, Im pretty comfortable in all positions," she said. The 29-year-old from Port Colborne, Ont., who fights out of San Jose, looks to use all those tools Saturday against womens bantamweight (Rowdy) Ronda Rousey in the co-main event of UFC 175. Rousey (9-0) is the gold standard of womens MMA. An Olympic bronze medallist in judo, she has gone on to dominate the womens side of mixed martial arts in defending her 135-pound UFC title three times. As such, the bookmakers see Rousey as anywhere from a 9-1 to 17-1 favourite against Davis despite the fact both women are 3-0 in the UFC. Rousey tells a different story. "Shes the most well-rounded fighter Ive ever come up against," she said at a public workout Wednesday. "Ive always had someone whos predominantly a grappler or striker, who always had that weak area to bring them to. Alexis really doesnt have a weak area, so I just have to be better than her everywhere." Davis (16-5) has black belts in Brazilian and Japanese jiu-jitsu. And the scars around her eyes show she is not afraid to mix it up. While quiet by nature, Davis is savouring the buildup to the championship bout. "I feel like Im on a rush right now, kind of soaking everything, just enjoying myself," she said. She will have plenty of support from north of the border, with some 20 family and friends expected to fly down to Vegas. "Its incredible," she said. "Im just happy to have them watching on TV. For them to come out, its awesome that they support me." Her husband Flavio Ralf Meier doubles as her Brazilian jiu-jitsu coach, so hes already here. The two rolled together at a public workout Wednesday, bowing to each other as the workout ended. "It has its highs and its lows," a giggling Davis said of having her husband as a coach. "But were really good at being able to kind of separate what were doing -- inside the gym and home life. Because you kind of have that balance. Home is like your little sanctuary where you dont have to focus on the fight, youre more worried about whats going on with the kids (three boys from her husbands previous relationship). Its just all about relaxing. "But when were inside the gym, if you havent seen it, Im choking him just as hard as Im choking everybody else." As for the lopsided fight odds against Rousey, Davis is unconcerned. "I can see why Im the underdog," she said. "Obviously not only is she the champion and shes been so successful but every single fight shes had has been a finish. "I dont mind being the underdog ... Less pressure, let her have it all." Briana Scurry Jersey . - Tiger Woods only made it through 10 holes Thursday — this time because of the weather, not his back. 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Miller was fouled and made one of two at the line to rebuild Denvers lead to four points. The Timberwolves final shot in the last seconds was blocked by Kenneth Faried. Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman complained that Miller left the 3-point line, where he was positioned, before Chandler took the free throw. "It makes no sense why the league allows that to happen," Adelman said. "Its the only shot in basketball you cant box out on. You cant box him out. Hes at the 3-point line. They let him run in there, theres a wrestling match in there. Its just one of those things you have to deal with, but for all the stuff we change, we never look at that situation. Somebody will lose a big game in the playoffs and theyll change something." Miller said the Timberwolves gave him a clear shot at the rebound by failing to cut him off. "We found a way to get extra possessions," Miller said. "We talk about those things in practice, and blocking out on our side. TThey didnt do it. USWNT Jerseys 2021. They kind of had their hands on their knees and I just kind of snuck in there just in case (the ball came out)." Faried added 16 points and 10 rebounds for Denver, and Ty Lawson had 14 points and 10 assists. Lawson left with 32 seconds remaining when Corey Brewer inadvertently hit him in the right eye with his hand as he was defending the guard on a drive into the lane. The Nuggets said Lawson had a cornea abrasion and was probable for Saturday nights game at Houston. "I should be ready. It looked a lot worse than it was," said Lawson, whose eye was almost swollen shut after the game. Love led the Timberwolves with 28 points and Kevin Martin, who missed Wednesdays game against Cleveland because of an illness, added 27. "A little bit unlucky," Love said. "It was our defence all game. Our rotations werent there. We needed to help the helper, ball screen rotations, they were off all night but we were still right there at the end. We feel as if we can get a lot better with this team. Its still mid-November and were going to get a lot better." Trailing by four at the half, the Nuggets opened the third with an 11-2 run, fueled by Jordan Hamiltons 3-pointer. They carried an 86-81 lead into the fourth and stretched their advantage to 105-92 with 5:46 left when Miller had a 3-pointer and Faried jammed home a dunk in successive possessions. The Timberwolves led 60-56 at halftime after trailing by as many as 14 points. NOTES: Timberwolves C Ronny Turiaf has missed eight games since he hurt his right elbow. Theres no timetable for his return. ... The Nuggets were playing the front end of a back to back. They play at Houston on Saturday. ... The Nuggets are 14-3 against the Timberwolves at the Pepsi Center since 2005-06 season. ' ' '
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