Ronda Rousey (6-0) took the MMA world by storm last year, and capped it off by being crowned the first-ever UFC women’s champion. Her next opponent, Liz Carmouche (7-2), thinks that the UFC has put so much faith into Rousey that they are overlooking her.
“Absolutely [the UFC is bringing me in to loss to Rousey],” said Carmouche to MMA Fighting. “I’m always brought in to be the loser and I’m okay with that. I will spoil their party. I’m not going to hate on her. She’s doing exactly what we needed to get into the UFC and keep it rolling.”
Heading into the fight, Carmouche said she has been training to block the armbar every day. Rousey has ended all nine of her fights, three amateur and six professional, by armbar in the first round. Carmouche ended her two fights in 2012 when she knocked out Ashleigh Curry (1-2) and submitted Kaitlin Young (7-7-1) in Invicta FC.
Carmouche vs. Rousey headlines UFC 157. They will meet in the first ever female MMA fight for the UFC when they collide February 23 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA.