Monday, March 7, 2011
Marloes Coenen Vs Liz Carmouche - Female MMA
Marloes "Rumina" Coenen (19-4-0) successfully defended her Strikeforce Women's 135 title against Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche (5-1-0) at Strikeforce - Feijao vs. Henderson on Saturday night (March 5, 2011) at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio.
You may recall that the match was supposed to be Miesha Tate, but Miesha had to pull out due to a knee injury incurred during training.
So with just two weeks notice, Liz stepped up to take on Marloes.
Liz was the underdog going in, and wasn't really supposed to be much of a threat.
But Liz took it to Marloes with takedowns and spent a lot of time in control.
Marloes managed to lock on a triangle choke and secure a submission at 1:29 in the fourth round.
I think Liz really proved herself despite the loss.
This was Liz's first loss after a string of five wins and to lose to Marloes is no disgrace.
And Marloes showed us that she has the ability to come back and win.
By the way, Marloes was very gracious after the fight, say that "Liz is very, very talented, and she will be a champion someday,".
Of course the champ's bruised and battered face was also a testament to Liz's ability.
Marloes Coenen, Liz Carmouche, the last 47 minutes of the fight...
Strikeforce pretty much says that Miesha Tate will be next up for Marloes.
And since there was some question of the legitimacy of Miesha's injury, the match up could be very interesting.
After the injury, Miesha said that in four to six weeks, with everything going right, she should be able to return to the cage.
Strikeforce has three events ShoMMA 15: Wilcox vs. Damm (April 1, 2011), Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley (April 9, 2011) and Overeem vs. Werdum (June 18, 2011) scheduled in that time frame, so hopefully the match-up will happen soon.
The UFC list of female fighters has REALLY grown. Before Dana White became Ronda Rosey's smitten kitten, he swore women would never figh...
10-3-0 Ukrainian kickboxer and mixed martial artist Lena "Hunter" Ovchynnikova. She is the current WBC Muaythai Women's World ...
Willard woman ready to strike in mixed martial arts By JON SPENCER News Journal WILLARD -- Kelli Cofer doesn't need to fight. As a co...
This beautiful young lady is female MMA fighter AND model, Rachael Cummins. Rachael is of German, Swedish and Russian heritage and is five f...
Claudia Gadelha is a 26 year old Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from the Nova Uniao Academy. She is five foot three and weighs in at 115 po...
Gina Carano vs Ronda Rousey? While we know that Dana White would kill himself to do anything to make his "girlfriend" look bette...
Female MMA fighter Megan Anderson is from the Gold Coast, Queensland, Austrailia. Tapology.com has her listed as five foot eleven, but Sherd...
On April 5th, 2013 at the Ameristar Casino Kansas City in Kansas City, Missouri they held Invicta FC 5: Penne vs. Waterson. This was notabl...
Kyra Gracie (born May 29th, 1985) (also spelled Kira), is the daughter of Flavia Gracie, and is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. Her unc...
One of the most popular ladies on this blog is the beautiful Lena Ovchynnikova. Yes beautiful, but deadly too. She was born on April 22nd, 1...