posted 03/07/14 at 3:29am
on USWNT: USA Draws With Japan in Algarve Opener
Born February 19, 1984, Liz Carmouche is one of the top bantamweight (135-lb) fighters in the world.
In December 2012, it was announced that Carmouche would face Ronda Rousey in the UFC's first-ever women's fight, at UFC 157 in February 2013.
Carmouche is openly lesbian and a military veteran (Marine Corps). In March 2011, Carmouche took a short-notice title bout fight against then-champion Marloes Coenen. Carmouche dominated the fight for three rounds before getting caught in a triangle choke in the fourth.
She then lost to Sarah Kaufmann via unanimous decision before signing with Invicta FC, where she secured two TKO victories. In February 2013, she and Ronda Rousey made history by being the first female fight on a UFC card. Rousey won via armbar submission.