It looks like Strikeforce bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is about to have a new top contender on the horizon after a bout between unbeaten newcomer Sara McMann and former title-contender Liz Carmouche was announced for the organization’s November 3 show in Oklahoma City. Both women are among the toughest draws in their division and are coming off successful showings under the Invicta FC banner.
McMann, who won a silver medal as an Olympic wrestler, is seen as one of the biggest threats to Rousey’s perfect record based on her pedigree as an elite athlete and mat-based savvy. She is 6-0 thus far in her MMA career including success against Hitomi Akano and Shayna Baszler.
The 7-2 Carmouche is coming off finishes of Ashleigh Curry and Kaitlin Young. She also owns a past victory over Jan Finney, plus she looked sharp as an overmatched greenhorn in earlier bouts against Sarah Kaufman and Marloes Coenen.
PHOTO CREDIT – INVICTA FC