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Sara McMann Draws Liz Carmouche for Strikeforce Debut at ‘Cormier vs. Mir’


(McMann creates the most savage punch-face in women’s MMA history, against Raquel Pa’aluhi at ProElite 1 last August. Yeesh. That is just awful.)

Strikeforce’s latest red-hot female prospect now has a debut date and opponent. According to MMAFighting, undefeated bantamweight (and Olympic silver medalist) Sara McMann will compete on the supporting card of Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir, November 3rd in Oklahoma City, against 7-2 U.S. Marine Liz Carmouche.

Carmouche’s last two Strikeforce appearances in 2011 resulted in losses against Marloes Coenen and Sarah Kaufman. But this year, she rebounded with back-to-back wins against Ashleigh Curry and Kaitlin Young under the Invicta banner. Carmouche is a great test for McMann, and the fight has the potential to create some heat around McMann with Strikeforce viewers — assuming that Showtime doesn’t bury the fight on the prelims like they did with Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie, which, now that I think about it, they probably will. Damn it.

Still no word on the next opponent for Strikeforce bantamweight champ/franchise star Ronda Rousey, but it’s safe to say that if McMann gets past Carmouche in November, she’ll punch her ticket to a title shot.

Related: Sara McMann Isn’t Convinced Ronda Rousey Wants to Fight ‘Cyborg’ Santos

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Fried Taco- September 7, 2012 at 1:56 pm
Any predictions on Invicta and Showtime working so well together? Is Zuffa warming up to purchase another MMA promotion? Dana is liking the women's fights lately, and although he doesn't see them in the UFC, he may just be willing to have a separate Zuffa entity for WMMA.
As Good As Anyone- September 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
I never knew a woman can be punched into being Asian
Fried Taco- September 7, 2012 at 1:57 pm
So apparently you've never done doggy-style.
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