Liz Carmouche

Birthday: 1984-02-19
AGE: 30
San Diego, California
United States
167.64 cm 
135 lbs
61.23 kg

Team Hurricane Awesome
Class: Bantamweight
Wins 9 6 KO/TKO (67%) 2 SUBMISSIONS (22%) 1 DECISIONS (11%)
Losses 5 0 KO/TKO (0%) 2 SUBMISSIONS (40%) 3 DECISIONS (60%)
Liz Carmouche is no stranger to living overseas. In fact she’s spent more of her life outside the continental US than she’s spent inside our shores. From age three, Liz was raised on the Japanese island of Okinawa where her step-father taught school and where Karate was born. “I loved it,” Liz says. “It was a great island lifestyle and the people always were helpful and inviting.”Okinawa is also known for the several thousand US Marines stationed there, so Liz was exposed to the military lifestyle early on. Liz’s first job was on a Marine base, but it was her best friend’s father who really influenced her. “He was a Marine and represented everything I wanted to be, so he was very instrumental in my decision to join the Corps.”

At the age of twenty Liz joined the US Marine Corps as a helicopter electrician and spent the next five years in San Diego at Camp Pendleton. Well…some of those five years were in San Diego. Twenty-one months of her enlistment were in the hot sands of Iraq.

At the age of 25 Liz left the Corps and enrolled full time as a student at San Diego Community College to get her degree in Kinesiology when a co-worker suggested she try MMA in December, 2009.

“I was looking for a physical challenge after the Corps and thought MMA would be fun and fulfilling. I love how the sport constantly evolves. People who have been in it for years are still developing. There’s always room for growth and change.”

Fifteen months and five straight wins later, Liz got the call to step up and fight Strikeforce women’s welterweight champion Marloes Coenen on two weeks notice. Many would have shrunk from this challenge, but Liz embraced it and gave the champ a beating that she won’t soon forget. Liz mounted Coenen twice and delivered some hefty ground and pound before getting caught in a triangle submission. It was her first loss.

“I wanted to win, but I learned so much from that fight. Marloes has been fighting for 11 years and had four times more fights than me and I did so well against her. It’s hard to be disappointed with that.”

Liz aspires to fight full time, be a personal trainer, and teach kids MMA and Muay Thai after she gets her degree. But she can’t go back to Okinawa. Her parents moved to Guadalajara, Mexico.

Result Fighter Event Method/Referee R Time
loss Miesha Tate UFC on Fox 11 – Werdum vs. Browne Apr / 19 / 2014 Decision (Unanimous) Herb Dean 3 5:00
loss Alexis Davis UFC Fight Night – Fight for the Troops 3 Nov / 06 / 2013 Decision (Unanimous) Gary Copeland 3 5:00
win Jessica Andrade UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga Jul / 27 / 2013 TKO (Punches and Elbows) Herb Dean 2 3:57
loss Ronda Rousey UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche Feb / 23 / 2013 Submission (Armbar) John McCarthy 1 4:49
win Kaitlin Young Invicta FC 2 – Baszler vs. McMann Jul / 28 / 2012 Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) John McCarthy 2 3:34
win Ashleigh Curry Invicta FC 1 – Coenen vs. Ruyssen Apr / 28 / 2012 TKO (Punches) Greg Franklin 1 1:58
loss Sarah Kaufman Strikeforce – Challengers 17 Jul / 22 / 2011 Decision (Unanimous) Josh Rosenthal 3 5:00
loss Marloes Coenen Strikeforce – Feijao vs. Henderson Mar / 05 / 2011 Submission (Triangle Choke) Greg Franklin 4 1:29
win Jan Finney Strikeforce – Challengers 12 Nov / 19 / 2010 TKO (Punches) Chris Gates 3 1:30
win Valentina Shevchenko C3 Fights – Red River Rivalry Sep / 30 / 2010 TKO (Retirement) N/A 2 3:00
win Colleen Schneider Strikeforce – Challengers 10 Aug / 13 / 2010 Decision (Unanimous) Neil Sarembock 2 3:00
win Margarita de la Cruz Ramirez UWC Mexico 7 – Evolution Jun / 26 / 2010 TKO (Doctor Stoppage) Luis Cobian 2 5:00
win Aleena Albertson NFC – Native Fighting Championship 5 May / 29 / 2010 Submission (Armbar) Cecil Peoples 2 0:48
win Trudie Ginn IE – Independent Event Mar / 13 / 2010 KO (Kick to the Body) N/A 1 2:59