UFC on Fox 11 is starting to shape up as a women’s bantamweight fight has been booked between Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche. This bout was confirmed by UFC officials, and it’s a must-win scenario for both. Tate, fresh off her loss to Ronda Rousey, will be hoping to get her name back in the win column, and she’s facing a stern test in Carmouche.
Like Tate, Carmouche is coming off a loss to Alexis Davis. The loss was a huge setback for her, and she could never really find her timing against Davis. Carmouche will be hoping she has made the right adjustments going up against Tate. It’s going to be an exciting bantamweight bout, where both have the chance to get right back to a title shot, especially if they can finish the fight in an impressive fashion.
Tate has always been one of the better wrestlers in the division, but she may met her match in Carmouche, who is one of the strongest fighters in the division. A loss would be detrimental for either, and would surely prevent them from every fighting for the belt again.
The women’s bantamweight division is still developing and is still getting new talent, so both Tate and Carmouche have the chance to make a big jump in the rankings if they can come out victorious. Both are known for exciting styles, making this a fun one for the fans. To win, Tate will need to set the pace early, utilizing her good ground game.
For Carmouche, her best path to victory lies on the feet, as this is where Tate is most green. If she can keep the fight standing, she has a great shot at catching Tate with something hard and finishing her. Whoever comes out the victor, it should be a barn-burner of a fight from the opening bell.