Two-time title challenger Liz Carmouche is released from UFC contract

Liz Carmouche has been released from her UFC contract, confirmed earlier today by her manager, Kyle Stolz.

Carmouche (13-7-0) is a two-time UFC title challenger who fought Ronda Rousey for the UFC bantamweight title in the organization’s first ever female fight back in 2013. In her latest showing, the 35-year-old unsuccessfully challenged Valentina Shevchenko for the flyweight title, losing by way of a unanimous decision.

The news of Carmouche’s release is definitely a suprising one, especially considering she had won four of her last six and is coming off a headlining world title fight. Also known as the ‘Girl-Rilla’, Carmouche owns notable wins over the likes of Katlyn Chookagian, Jessica Andrade, Jennifer Maia, as well as a 2010 win over Valentina Shevchenko.

Fight fans, how do you feel about Carmouche’s release? Let us know in the comments section below.

Noah

3 comments

  1. I hope Bellator picks her up! She gave Rousey one of the best challenging fights before anyone else! Carmouch is a contender and deserves the opportunity to prove in a supportive organization like Bellator!

    1. This is pretty screwed up that they released her ! That fight being boring was not entirely her fault ! She’s still a top 5 or 6 flyweight ! This is ridiculous ! How have they not released Marion Reneau at bantamweight then ? I love Reneau , but this is just strange, the inconsistency.

  2. Welcome to Bellator, home of the absolutely abysmal viewership numbers and home of the constant squash matches. And home to any fighter ex-UFC because that has five years of evidence of Scott Coker’s pattern. On the other hand, if the PFL opens up a Women’s Flyweight division in 2020 for a chance to get that $1 million dollars prize, then if she can afford to keep her bills paid until June of 2020, she may want to give the PFL a look.

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