Jessica Andrade to Make Octagon Debut at UFC on Fox 8 Against Liz Carmouche
A women’s bantamweight clash between Liz
is now official for
UFC on Fox 8
, the promotion announced on Monday.
Andrade takes the place of Miesha Tate,
who is now coaching the upcoming season of "The Ultimate Fighter"
Rousey. UFC on Fox 8 takes place at the KeyArena in Seattle
will feature a flyweight title contest pitting reigning champion
Johnson against John Moraga.
The card also includes a 170-pound showdown between Rory
MacDonald and Jake
Carmouche put a scare into Rousey at UFC 157, trapping the women’s
bantamweight champion in a tight neck crank before eventually
succumbing to an armbar 4:49 into round one of the first female
fight in promotion history. Before falling to Rousey, “Girl-Rilla”
earned back-to-back wins over Ashleigh
Curry and Kaitlin
Young under the Invicta Fighting Championships banner.
Andrade, 21, makes her UFC debut having won nine of her first 11
professional bouts, with all of the Brazilian’s victories coming by
way of knockout, technical knockout or submission. “Bate Estaca” is
2-0 thus far in 2013, earning second-round submission victories
dos Passos Pereira and Milana
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