McMann has suffered an undisclosed injury that will prevent her
from making her Strikeforce debut against Liz
Carmouche on Nov. 3.
Sherdog.com confirmed the news with a source close to the event
Tuesday following an initial report from MMAWeekly.com.
McMann was expected to collide with Carmouche on the show’s
main card, which takes place at Chesapeake Energy Arena in
Oklahoma City and airs live on premium cable network Showtime. It
is currently unknown if Carmouche will remain on the bill.
The event was initially supposed to be headlined by a heavyweight
confrontation pitting Strikeforce grand prix winner Daniel
Cormier against ex-UFC titlist Frank Mir, but
Mir was forced to withdraw from that booking due to injury. A
replacement opponent for Cormier has not yet been named.
McMann, 32, remains undefeated as a professional through six pro
fights, most recently topping submission specialist Shayna
Baszler at Invicta FC 2 following a two-fight ProElite stint
that saw her best Raquel Pa’aluhi and Hitomi
Akano. A 2004 Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling,
McMann has earned half of her career victories by way of decision
since making her pro debut last year.
Carmouche, 28, also competed last at July’s Invicta FC 2,
Curry with a second-round rear-naked choke. The victory marked
the second straight triumph for “Girl-Rilla,” who made her exit
from Strikeforce last year following back-to-back losses to
then-bantamweight champion Marloes
Coenen and Sarah
Kaufman. Carmouche has gone the distance just twice during her
nine-fight pro career, earning six of her seven wins by either
knockout or submission.