The women will take center Octagon next at UFC Prague as Liz Carmouche takes on Lucie Pudilová in a featured flyweight
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The 35-year-old Carmouche (12-6) picked up a win in her last outing back in August of last year. The former title challenger has won three of her last four fights and is looking to make another push towards gold.
Czech Republic’s Pudilová (8-3) has gone 2-2 in her UFC run. She dropped a narrow split decision in her last outing but vows not to let it go to the judges in her backyard.
Carmouche runs to the center. Pudilova throws a heel kick. The women settle a bit. Pudilova throws a high kick as Carmouche closes the distance and body locks Pudilova against the cage. The fighters take a breather as they hand fight. Pudilova throws a knee as Carmouche is working for wrist control. It’s a bit of a stalemate. Carmouche adjusts and smashes her forearm in the face of Pudilova. She works for a takedown she gets it with 90 seconds left in the round. She traps Pudilova’s legs and looks for the rare “ninja” choke. The hometown fighter defends in a pool of blood. Pudilova works for
Pudilova throws a high kick to start the second round. A bit of a range finder perhaps. Carmouche pumps the jab. The fighters seem hesitant here in the first minute of the round. Pudilova is controlling the center of the cage but she looks hesitant to commit to an attack. She is worried about the takedown most likely. Pudilova circles to the right as Carmouche circles opposite. Carmouche doubles up on a low kick, Pudilova throws a jab. The Polish fighter throws a spinning elbow but doesn’t connect. She continues to move forward but Carmouche catches her leg and slams her to the ground. Carmouche traps the legs instantly and moves into mount. Pudilova walks her feet along the cage and manages to reverse the position. She postures up and lands some elbows and slams Carmouche. She pops up and blasts some more ground and pound as the round ends.
Pudilova takes the center to start the round. She lands a leg kick to start and lands a right hand to boot. Carmouche answers with a leg kick of her own. Pudilova is moving forward and really putting pressure on Carmouche. A front high kick attempt by Pudilova just misses, she circles right. She whiffs a left head kick but lands a low leg kick.
Liz Carmouche defeats Lucie Pudilová via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)