The total number of female fighters in the UFC is now up to six, as Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano officially signed on Feb. 11.
The UFC will hold its first female bantamweight bout on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif. Standout judoka Ronda Rousey will fight Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 157, and Miesha Tate fights Cat Zingano at the TUF 17 finale on Apr. 13 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
Davis and McMann are expected to fight each other to determine who may be next in line for a shot at Rousey's belt, but no word yet on making the bout official.
The acquisitions of Davis and McMann were announced today during a conference call in support of UFC 157, which features the first-ever women's bout in the UFC.
Sara McMann (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) and Alexis Davis (13-5 MMA, 0-0 UFC) signed contracts that will see them complete in the world-famous octagon.
Davis has won two-straight under the Invicta FC banner, including a "Fight of the Night" submission of Shayna Baszler.
As for McMann, she hasn't lost since going pro two years ago. Rousey believes McMann may be the biggest threat to her belt.
No word yet on when or where Davis and McMann will be fighting inside the UFC for the first time.