McMann will make her Strikeforce
debut against former bantamweight title challenger Liz
Carmouche on Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City.
Sherdog.com confirmed the pairing with a source close to the bout
on Friday following an initial report from MMAFighting.com.
Headlined by a heavyweight confrontation between recent grand prix
Cormier and ex- champion Frank Mir, the
3 event takes place at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. The main
draw airs on Showtime, while Showtime Extreme carries the
McMann, 31, made her pro MMA debut last year and has yet to lose a
fight, posting six victories in 14 months. A 2004 Olympic silver
medalist in freestyle wrestling, McMann has finished half of her
career victims by either technical knockout or submission and owns
notable victories over Tonya
Akano and Shayna
Baszler, whom McMann recently outpointed on July 28 at
Invicta FC 2.
Carmouche, 28, has suffered just two career setbacks since winning
her first fight in 2010. Following five straight victories,
“Girl-Rilla” challenged Marloes
Coenen for Strikeforce’s bantamweight strap last year and
submitted to a fourth-round triangle choke after acquitting herself
well against the champion. A loss to ex-titlist Sarah
Kaufman would follow, but Carmouche responded with a pair of
victories in the Invicta cage, topping Ashleigh
Curry and Kaitlin
Young to kick off 2012.