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.
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