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UFC On FOX 11: Miesha Tate Vs. Liz Carmouche

ufc on fox 11

Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche

Our co-main event will feature the only two ladies on the card, as Miesha Tate meets Liz Carmouche.

Tate (13-5) fell to 1-3 in her last four this past December when she was submitted by Ronda Rousey for the UFC title. She did take Rousey to the third round, becoming the first fighter to survive the opening five minutes against her.

Carmouche (9-4) was topped by Alexis Davis, the next challenger to Rousey’s bantamweight title, this past November via decision. She fought Rousey in 2013, falling via submission.

Round 1: Superwoman punch from Tate, and you’ve got to expect an all-out-brawl from these two. Carmouche ties her up in the clinch and Tate goes for a takedown of her own. Carmouche gets positioning and scores with a takedown right in the Tate corner. She’s landing some elbows to the back. More elbows from Tate to the side of the head, and she’s been the aggressor on the ground off Carmouche’s takedown. Tate to her feet, but quickly gets dropped right back down with a double-leg. Carmouche to the back, almost locking in the hooks. Tate now has the arm potentially locked, but Carmouche has plenty of experience defending that when she prepared for Ronda Rousey. Tate’s got the left arm again, but Carmouche powers her way to the ground to close the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Carmouche

Round 2: Tate’s takedown denied by Carmouche, but she is still fighting for it against the fence. Carmouche powers off the cage and gets free, as they exchange lefts. Big uppercut just misses by Tate. Nice front-kick, followed by a left from Tate and they clinch again. Perfectly-executed single-leg takedown by Carmouche. Like the first, Carmouche has the takedown, but isn’t able to do anything with it. Tate potentially has the neck for a choke as we approach the one-minute mark. Tate drops down for the guillotine, they roll and Tate winds up on top.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Round 3: Tate with a takedown, Carmouche up, and Tate again with the takedown. She moves to side control with plenty of time left to work. Carmouche now fighting off her back. Tate has an arm tied up, working for a potential crucifix or kimura. Tate gets the back and a hook in, but Carmouche is fighting it off. Nice right hand gets through by Tate. She’s working to get the left arm under the chin, but Carmouche is defending well. Tate pounds away, flattens Carmouche out and has the choke secured with a minute left. Carmouche is fighting it, breaking an arm off for a moment. She’s still fighting it and Carmouche is free of the choke. Tate again, but this time it’s more of just a neck crank. Hip escape and Carmouche is in half-guard.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Tate

Miesha Tate def. Liz Carmouche via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)