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Liz Carmouche

Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche

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  • Given Name: Elizabeth Marie Carmouche
  • MMA Record: 11-6-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Girl-Rilla
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 34 | Date of Birth: 1984.02.19
  • Last Fight: December 09, 2017 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Flyweight | Last Weigh-In: 124.8 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Hurricane Awesome
  • Height: 5'6" (168cm) | Reach: 66.0" (168cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $126,500 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighting out of: San Diego, California
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Liz Carmouche MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Br Jennifer Maia
11-6-0 15-4-1

Us UFC FIght Night 133
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2018.07.14
Loss | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Alexis Davis
11-5-0 18-7-0

Us UFC Fight Night 123: Swanson vs. Ortega
Preliminary Card | Flyweight | 125 lbs

2017.12.09
Odds: -135 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $30,000 Base | Weigh-In: 124.8 lbs (56.6 kgs) | Referee: Frank Trigg
Cancelled Bout Sara McMann UFC UFN 105 2017.02.19
Reason: Carmouche Injury
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Katlyn Chookagian
10-5-0 8-0-0

Us UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2016.11.12
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 134.8 lbs (61.1 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Cancelled Bout Raquel Pennington UFC 191 2015.09.05
Reason: Carmouche Injury
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Lauren Murphy
9-5-0 8-1-0

Us UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas
Preliminary Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2015.04.04
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $34,000 ($17K Base, $17K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Keith Peterson
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Miesha Tate
9-4-0 13-5-0

Us UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2014.04.19
Odds: +160 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $17,000 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Alexis Davis
9-3-0 14-5-0

Us UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.11.06
Odds: -200 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Gary Copeland
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
3:57 Round 2 of 3, 8:57 Total

Br Jéssica Andrade
8-3-0 9-2-0

Us UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2013.07.27
Odds: -600 (Huge Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $24,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 136.0 lbs (61.7 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
Cancelled Bout Miesha Tate UFC on FOX 8 2013.07.27
Reason: Tate to Rousey Bout
Loss | Submission | Armlock
4:49 Round 1 of 5

Us Ronda Rousey
8-2-0 6-0-0

Us UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche
Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2013.02.23
Odds: +650 (Huge Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 133.6 lbs (60.6 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
#6 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2013
#17 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
#41 Greatest Submission of All Time
Cancelled Bout Sara McMann Strikeforce 2012.11.03
Reason: McMann Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
3:34 Round 2 of 3, 8:34 Total

Us Kaitlin Young
7-2-0 7-5-1

Us Invicta FC 2: Baszler vs. McMann
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.07.28
Odds: -530 (Heavy Favorite) | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:58 Round 1 of 3

Us Ashleigh Curry
6-2-0 1-0-0

Us Invicta FC 1: Coenen vs. Ruyssen
Co-Main Event | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2012.04.28
Odds: -1175 (Huge Favorite) | Weigh-In: 134.2 lbs (60.9 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca Sarah Kaufman
6-1-0 13-1-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 17: Bowling vs. Voelker 3
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2011.07.22
Odds: +140 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $2,500 Base | Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs) | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Loss | Submission | Choke
1:29 Round 4 of 5, 16:29 Total

Nl Marloes Coenen
6-0-0 18-4-0

Us Strikeforce: Columbus
Co-Main Event | Title Challenge | Bantamweight | 135

2011.03.05
Odds: +310 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $5,000 Base | Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs) | Referee: Greg Franklin
#29 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2011
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
1:30 Round 3 of 3, 11:30 Total

Us Jan Finney
5-0-0 8-8-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 12: Shaolin vs Wilcox
Main Card | Bantamweight | 135 lbs

2010.11.19
Odds: +105 (Near Even) | Weigh-In: 134.4 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Chris Gates
Win | KO/TKO | Retired

Kg Valentina Shevchenko

Us C3 Fights

2010.09.30
Win | Decision | Unanimous
2 Rounds, 6:00 Total

Us Colleen Schneider
3-0-0 0-1-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 10: Riggs vs. Taylor
Preliminary Card | Tournament Alternate | 135 lbs

2010.08.14
Disclosed Pay: $2,000 ($1K Base, $1K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs) | Referee: Neil Sarembock
Win | KO/TKO | Injury

Margarita de la Cruz

Mx Ultimate Warrior Challenge Mexico

2010.06.26
Win | Submission | Armlock

Aleena Albertson

Us California Regional

2010.05.29
Win | KO/TKO

Us Trudie Ginn

Mx Mexico Regional

2010.03.13

Liz Carmouche Wiki Update Wiki

Liz Carmouche is a bantamweight fighter currently signed to the UFC's womens division. She is a yellow belt in Kenpo karate and a blue belt in Brazillian Jui Jitsu. She trains out of San Diego, California. She was born in Lafayette, Louisiana but raised on a military base in Okinawa,  Japan. She is a veteran of the US Marine Corp where she was a helicopter electrician and served three tours of duty in the Middle East. She is notable in the UFC for being the first openly gay athlete and for taking part in the first womens fight in the companies history when she took on Rhonda Rousey at UFC 157. Of her nine wins, eight have been finishes including six T/KOs.


Carmouche entered the US Marine Corp in 2004 and became an electrician for helicopters. During her time with the military, she served three tours of duty in the Middle East. When she retired from the Marines, she began training for MMA in order to stay active. 


Liz began her professional career in 2010, rattling off six straight wins in eight months. This earned her a shot at Marloes Coenen's Strikeforce Bantamweight belt. Liz would have her first professional loss when Coenen secured a triangle choke in the fourth round. She would again suffer defeat, this time by decision, when she was matched up with Sarah Kaufman in her final fight with Strikeforce.


"Girl-Rilla" was one of the fighters selected to be apart of the all female promotion, Invicta FC. She would take part in each of the promotion's first two events, earning stoppage victories over Ashleigh Curry and Kaitlin Young. In late 2012, it was announced Liz would be the first opponent for Ronda Rousey in the UFC, making her a participant of the first womens UFC fight ever. They were set to square off February 23rd, 2013 at the Honda Events Center in Anaheim California, headlining UFC 157 in what is arguably the biggest fight in women's MMA history. Carmouche started off good and was able to take Ronda's back and attempt a standing rear naked choke, however Rousey was able to shake her off and ended up on top where she was eventually able to sink in the armbar to finish Liz off in the first round with only eleven seconds remaining. Liz would earn her first victory for the UFC when she finished off Jessica Andrade at UFC on FOX 8 with punches in the second round. She next took on Alexis Davis in the co main event of UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 bu would end up on the short end of a unanimous decision.



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