San Diego fighter Liz Carmouche is ready to make UFC history this weekend at UFC 157. Fighting on the first ever fight card to feature women in the UFC, Carmouche’s test won’t be an easy one.
Her opponent is Ronda Rousey. Best known for her vicious arm bar, Rousey has won all of her six MMA fights in the first round. Rousey’s name has quickly grown to be one of the most popular searched for terms on the world wide web. She’s been projected to win and win easily over Carmouche.
Rousey adds the intimidation factor to every single one of her fights. She isn’t one of those fighters who lets her opponent come the them. She attacks. She put one of the division’s best strikers, Sarah Kaufman, in an arm bar and submitted her within 54 seconds.
For Carmouche, who’s a 12-1 underdog, she’ll look to keep her composure and not let Rousey get into a comfortable zone. One of the things that has been evident in Rousey’s fights is that she’s clearly in charge. Carmouche is no stranger to overcoming adversity. She spent five years in the Marines and now she’s the first openly gay fighter in the UFC.
She’s only been fighting for three years and she’s already headlining a UFC pay-per-view. “The Girl-Rilla”, as she’s known, is not listening to the people saying that Rousey will make short work of her.
Carmouche, 8-2, trains with Team Hurrican Awesome in San Diego.