After Miesha Tate was pulled from her scheduled bout with Liz Carmouche to coach opposite Ronda Rousey on the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, it left Carmouche without an opponent for several days. She now has one as she welcomes a new addition to the roster of women in the UFC.
Carmouche (8-3, 0-1 UFC) will take on Jessica Andrade (9-2, 0-0 UFC) at UFC On FOX 8 in July. Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com reported the news on Friday.
Carmouche competed in the first-ever women’s fight in UFC history as she challenged Rousey for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship at UFC 157 in February. After nearly locking in a rear-naked choke on Rousey, Rousey submitted her with the armbar with 11 seconds to go in the first round. That ended Carmouche’s two-fight win streak, and she looks to break back into the win column in her second UFC appearance.
Andrade joins the UFC riding a two-fight win streak, and she is 7-1 over her last eight fights. All nine of her wins have come by stoppage. She was preparing for a fight in Brazil in June until the spot opened to fight Carmouche.
UFC On FOX 8 takes place on July 27 from the Key Arena in Seattle, Washington. The event will be headlined by Demetrious Johnson defending the UFC Flyweight Championship against John Moraga.