After the UFC made the official announcement that Ronda Rousey (6-0) would make her first title defense against Liz Carmouche (7-2), the challenger revealed she had been training for over a year in anticipation.
“From her second fight in Strikeforce, I was already studying her and breaking her down,” said Carmouche to MMA Junkie. “We were already preparing and analyzing and making adjustments in our game specifically for Ronda.”
Carmouche noted that nobody has seen Rousey in the defense position and plans to show everyone how she fares. When the two meet UFC history will be made, as the first female fight for the promotion in its near 20 year history occurs.
Rousey vs. Carmouche will headline UFC 157 from the Honda Center. They will meet February 23 in Anaheim, Liz Carmouche Has Been Training For Ronda Rousey For Awhile