Report: Liz Carmouche Released By The UFC


Liz Carmouche and Ronda Rousey competed in the first ever women’s bout in the UFC at UFC 157 and now Carmouche is no longer with the promotion. 

A report from Ariel Helwani of ESPN states that the promotion has released Carmouche from her contract and a separate tweet from Helwani states that Carmouche found out about getting released while doing promotional work for the UFC.

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Carmouche (13-7-0, 5-5-0 UFC) ends her run with the promotion after suffering a loss to UFC Women’s Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC Fight Night Uruguay. Carmouche had also challenged for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title, losing to the aforementioned Rousey at the aforementioned UFC 157 event. Carmouche competed a total of ten times under the UFC banner and eight of those bouts went the distance. Carmouche’s last finish as a professional MMA fighter came over Jessica Andrade via second round TKO at UFC On Fox 8 in July of 2013. 

There is no word yet on where Carmouche will sign with next, as the fighter is now a free agent after the UFC release.

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