Liz Carmouche is known for her devastating pace and punishing top game, and that is what she put on full display to kick off the main card of the UFC on FOX 8 event. Carmouche battered Jessica Andrade with a series of unanswered elbows and punches to earn a TKO stoppage at 3:57 of the second round.
Carmouche came out firing, closing the distance and putting pressure on Andrade, forcing her on the cage to start. Carmouche then took the fight to the mat with a powerful takedown, but couldn’t keep her opponent grounded as Andrade scrambled to her feet. Carmouche would continue to take the fight to the floor on several occasions, but found herself in danger when Andrade cinched up a tight guillotine attempt late in the round. Carmouche remained calm and survived the choke as the bell sounded on an exciting first round.
Andrade forced the action to open the second, but her aggressiveness cost her as Carmouche dipped in and put Andrade on her back early. Carmouche then went to work.
Carmouche softened Andrade up with punches, then quickly moved from side mount to full mount, raining down big punches from the top. Andrade rolled to avoid further damage, giving Carmouche the opportunity to flatten her out and look for a rear naked choke. Andrade survived initially, but Carmouche continued to pour on the punishment with elbows and punches from the top, forcing Herb Dean to finally step in and stop the onslaught.
The impressive victory improves Liz Carmouche to 9-3 overall (1-1 UFC), with eight of those wins coming by way of stoppages (2 submissions, 6 KO/TKO).