Liz Carmouche
Girlrilla
Uses grappling to eek out win
FlyweightUFC
February 23, 2019
Carmouche defeated Lucie Pudilova via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
The 30-27 scorecard isn't an accurate representation of this fight, as long stretches passed without either competitor doing much of anything. Carmouche was able to get ahead due to her control against the fence and takedowns but she was reversed at the end of Rounds 2 and 3, which led to her eating a few hammerfists. Carmouche is a strong, skilled positional grappler who may be underrated on the feet but she just hasn't seemed to have enough urgency down the stretch in recent fights. Regardless, she improves to 13-6 in professional MMA as a result of the victory, having won four of her last five contests.
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Booked vs. Pudilova
FlyweightUFC
December 12, 2018
Carmouche added a fight against Lucie Pudilova at UFC Prague on Feb. 23.
ANALYSIS
Carmouche recently won an exhilarating bout versus Jennifer Maia in Boise, Idaho in July. "Girlrilla" has claimed a victory in three of her past four outings, though she hasn't earned a stoppage win since facing Jessica Andrade in 2013. Pudilova enters this fight having lost to Irene Aldana her last time out via split decision in September.
Puts together vintage performance in win over Jennifer Maia
FlyweightUFC
July 14, 2018
Carmouche defeated Jennifer Maia via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Boise, Idaho.
ANALYSIS
One of the true pioneers of women's MMA, Carmouche continues to go about her business. The 34-year-old connected on 4-of-5 takedown attempts en route to 6:24 worth of control time and an 111-71 edge in total strikes landed. Carmouche is one of the strongest women in the sport and she has shown an ability to fight in multiple weight classes. Liz is 3-3 in her last six fights and she is without a stoppage win in nearly five years, but Saturday showed that Carmouche still has plenty left in the tank.
Will welcome Invicta champion to octagon
FlyweightUFC
May 1, 2018
Carmouche will take on Invicta FC 125-pound champion Jennifer Maia at UFC Boise on July 14, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Carmouche has been a staple since the UFC created female divisions, and has signature victories against Valentina Shevchenko and Jessica Andrade on her resume. She's 2-3 in her last five UFC bouts, however, dropping a split decision to Alexis Davis in December. Carmouche will look to get back on track against Maia, a 29-year-old Brazilian that is the owner of six-straight victories. Carmouche struggled a bit against the grappling of Davis in her last fight, representing an area she'll have to tighten up against Maia, who owns five submission victories.
Struggles on the ground against Alexis Davis
FlyweightUFC
December 9, 2017
Carmouche lost to Alexis Davis via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Fresno, Calif.
ANALYSIS
Carmouche had her chance to win this fight, but she could not deal with the grappling of Davis. In the third round, she closed the distance with strikes and landed some hard combinations. However, Carmouche then went for a takedown. Once the fight went to the ground, Davis took over. She threatened with a submission, and she eventually scored a reversal. Carmouche probably could have won this fight with a slightly better strategy.
To meet Alexis Davis at UFC Fresno
FlyweightUFC
September 28, 2017
Carmouche will face Alexis Davis in a flyweight contest at UFC Fight Night 123 on December 9 in Fresno, Damon Martin of MMAWeekly.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Carmouche suffered a unanimous decision loss to Alexis Davis as a bantamweight back in 2013. This time around, it's a new weight class and a chance at revenge. The American has won two straight and boasts an 11-5 career record (3-3 UFC) with six KO/TKOs. She has faced notable opponents in Ronda Rousey, Meisha Tate and Jessica Andrade.