Liz Carmouch kicking Marloes CoenenIt’s no secret that former Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann just signed on with Strikeforce, but now she has her first fight for the promotion on tap.

Multiple MMAWeekly.com sources confirmed that McMann and former Strikeforce bantamweight top contender Liz Carmouche have agreed to fight. The two will square off at the promotion’s quickly growing Cormier vs. Mir event slated for Nov. 3 in Oklahoma City, Okla.

McMann, currently 6-0 in professional career, has been rocketing up the ranks, fighting most recently for Invicta FC, who has a strong working relationship with Strikeforce. She is coming off of a huge victory over Shayna Baszler, adding her to a list of victims that includes Hitomi Akano, Raquel Pa’aluhi, and Tonya Evinger.

Carmouche is a big step for McMann, however, as a victory over her starts setting up a fight with Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. McMann and Rousey share a similar background, both Olympic medalists and both storming through the competition.

Carmouche is no easy welcoming fight to the Strikeforce cage, however. She’s 7-2 in her career, losing only to former Strikeforce champions Marloes Coenen and Sarah Kaufman. Carmouche took Coenen into the fourth round of their bantamweight title fight early last year, giving Coenen one of the toughest fights of her career.

She bounced back with a TKO victory over Ashleigh Curry and a submission of Kaitlin Young, both fights under the Invicta FC banner. The fight with McMann marks her return to Strikeforce after a year away.

The two will be part of the undercard of Strikeforce: Cormier vs. Mir, which features Heavyweight Grand Prix champion Daniel Cormier squaring off with former UFC champion Frank Mir in the main event.

The McMann vs. Carmouche fight was first reported by MMAFighting.com.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more Strikeforce and MMA news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC Full Fight Flashback: Yoel Romero’s Highlight-Reel KO of Clifford Starks

  • 8 days ago
  • 52 views

Cuban Olympic wrestling silver medalist Yoel Romero made his UFC debut against the equally dangerous Clifford Starks and ended the fight in stunning fashion. read news >>

Henry Cejudo UFC 188 pre-fight scrum

  • 20 days ago
  • 0 views

MEXICO CITY -- Olympic gold medalist and UFC flyweight Henry Cejudo spoke to the media on Wednesday about his upcoming UFC 188 fight opposite Chico Camus, why the atmosphere in Mexico City is like th read news >>

UFC 188 Video: Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo walks out as an Aztec warrior

  • 17 days ago
  • 23 views

Watch Henry Cejudo walk out as an Aztec warrior at UFC 188. Henry Cejudo has won an Olympic gold medal for wrestling for the US, but on his UFC 188 bout, he embraced his Mexican heritage. As walked o read news >>

Henry Cejudo vs. Chico Camus: What We Learned from UFC 188 Tilt

  • 17 days ago
  • 8 views

Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo is the talk of the UFC flyweight division, and his UFC 188 bout opposite Chico Camus was expected to be something of a tuneup fight. It was not. Camus did great wor read news >>

Anderson Silva Abandons Olympic Bid, as Commission Hearing Lingers

  • 20 days ago
  • 23 views

No matter the outcome of his drug testing issues in Nevada, it won’t affect Anderson Silva’s participation in the 2016 Olympic Games, because he won't be there. read news >>

Manager: Anderson Silva won’t try out for the 2016 Olympics

  • 21 days ago
  • 8 views

Looks like Anderson Silva won’t try out for next year’s Olympic Games after all. The former UFC middleweight champion, and 5th dan black belt in taekwondo, announced in April his desire to represent read news >>

Sara McMann Fights Amanda Nunes at UFC Nashville

  • 21 days ago
  • 4 views

Top ten-ranked female bantamweights Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes will face off at UFC Fight Night 73: Teixeira vs. Saint Preux in Nashville. read news >>

Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes on tap for UFC Fight Night in Nashville

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

Top 10 women's bantamweights Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes will battle at UFC Fight Night on August 8th in Nashville. An important bout in the women's bantamweight division has been scheduled exactly read news >>

Sara McMann to meet Amanda Nunes at UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville

  • 22 days ago
  • 1 views

A women's bantamweight bout between Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes has been booked for UFC Fight Night 74 in Nashville, Tennessee on August 8. The UFC announced the bout on Monday night. McMann (8-2) i read news >>

Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes added to UFC Fight Night 74

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

A women’s bantamweight contest between onetime UFC title challenger Sara McMann and Brazilian knockout artist Amanda Nunes has been added to UFC Fight Night 74.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>