Liz Carmouche Released From UFC Contract

Liz Carmouche

Liz Carmouche’s time with the UFC has come to an end.

Carmouche hadn’t fought since August, suffering a unanimous decision loss to Valentina Shevchenko for the women’s flyweight title. The loss ended a two-fight win streak from Carmouche. MMA Fighting reports that Carmouche was let go while in Washington D.C. doing promotional work for the UFC.

“Girl-Rilla” will always be etched in MMA record books as she was one-half of the first-ever women’s fight in UFC history. Carmouche lost to Ronda Rousey via first-round submission by way of an armbar. Over her time with the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion, Carmouche went 5-5 under their banner.

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It’s certainly an interesting decision by the promotion to release Carmouche, who is one of the more recognizable names on the UFC’s women’s roster, and only came off a loss that was for a title.

What do you think about Carmouche being released from the UFC?