Next month is a big one for the UFC’s female bantamweights with two high-profile tilts on tap including one with historic implications. As such, former title-contender Liz Carmouche has decided to start training at full speed in case of an injury to one of her peers slated to see action in April.
“I’m back in regular training just in case an opportunity pops up. If you stay ready you don’t gotta get ready,” exclaimed Carmouche in a recent posting on Twitter.
Specifically, unbeaten Olympian Sara McMann is scheduled to mix it up with Sheila Gaff at UFC 159 (April 27), while Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano will collide on April 13 at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale with an extremely valuable prize on the line. Over the weekend UFC President Dana White revealed the woman who emerges with her hand raised will oppose Ronda Rousey as coach on TUF 18 before battling in the Octagon with divisional gold up for grabs.
Carmouche is 8-3 in her career with seven stoppages. She was last seen losing to Rousey at UFC 157 in the first female fight in the Octagon since the organization’s inception.
PHOTO CREDIT – UFC/STRIKEFORCE