Davis won via rear-naked choke in the third round.
Baszler vs Davis
Round One: It's a feeling out process in the opening seconds, as Baszler tries to find her range with jabs and low kicks. Davis counters by switching levels with her body, preventing Baszler from getting too comfortable. Davis takes Baszler to the mat with three minutes to go in the frame, but the action slows to a halt with 2:50 to go. Davis keeps Baszler in a bearhug on the mat, and not much action unti the 1:30 mark. Baszler takes top position with 1:23 left, but Davis keeps a tight guard and works for an arm bar. Davis locks in a tight heel hook with ten seconds to go, and Baszler has a look of concern on her face. Davis runs out of time on securing the heel hook as the round ends.
Round Two: Back-and-forth striking exchange in the opening minute of the second frame, but Baszler gets the best of the exchange until both fighters fall to the mat with 3:50 to go. Baszler takes top position, but Davis keeps a tight guard and appears to work for a triangle choke with 3:15 left. It's a high-level MMA chess match as the round hits the midway mark, as both fighters work for submissions. Davis secures an armbar with 2:20 to go, and Baszler works hard to not allow the arm to be stretched.
Round Three: Baszler looks wobbly on her lead leg, perhaps from the heel hook she was caught in earlier in the fight. Davis likely up two rounds to zero, but she continues to push the pace with 3:30 to go. Davis poised to keep it standing, and she gets the better of the striking exchange in the waning minutes of the frame. Davis takes Baszler down and secures a rear-naked choke midway through the round.
The rest of the Invicta FC 4 card is still to come. In the main event and first-ever Invicta FC world strawweight (115 pounds) championship fight, Carla Esparza (8-2) of Redondo Beach, Calif. will face off with rising star “Rowdy” Bec Hyatt (4-1) of Brisbane, Australia.
Invicta FC 4 Main Card
115 lb. title: Carla Esparza vs. Bec Hyatt
135 lbs.: Shayna Baszler vs. Alexis Davis (Davis via third-round rear-naked choke)
135 lbs.: Leslie Smith vs. Raquel Pennington (Smith via unanimous decision)
135 lbs.: Amanda Nunes vs. Sarah D'Alelio (D'Alelio via unanimous decision)
145 lbs.: Ediane Gomes vs. Hiroko Yamanaka (Gomes via unanimous decision)
115 lbs.: Joanne Calderwood vs. Livia Von Plettenberg (Calderwood via decision)
Invicta FC 4 Preliminary Card
105 lbs.: Stephanie Frausto vs. Cassie Rodish (Rodish via TKO)
145 lbs.: Tamikka Brents vs. Amanda Bell (Brents via split decision)
105 lbs.: Liz McCarthy vs. Jodie Esquibel (Esquibel via split decision)
115 lbs.: Emily Kagan vs. Rose Namajunas (Namajunas via third-round rear-naked choke)
115 lbs.: Tecia Torres vs. Paige VanZant (Torres via unanimous decision victory)
145 lbs.: Katalina Malungahu vs. Veronica Rothenhausler (Rothenhausler via first-round TKO)
105 lbs.: Laura Marcusse-Sanko vs. Cassie Robb (Sanko via submission; second-round rear-naked choke)