She was in the first women’s title fight, the first women’s bout to headline a pay-per-view, and the first women’s bout to take place in the Octagon. Now that she’s fought current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, she’s moving on to become one of the first two women to fight on Fox.
Carmouche was originally slated to face Miesha Tate at UFC on Fox 8 on July 27 in Seattle, but Tate was called on to coach opposite Rousey on TUF 18 when Cat Zingano had to withdraw from the job due to a severe knee injury.
She (8-3) may have failed in her bid to wrest the belt from Rousey, but Carmouche came as close as anyone ever has to derailing the Rousey train. She eventually succumbed to the same submission as the rest of the UFC women’s bantamweight champion’s opponents, but she’ll get the opportunity to redeem herself in Seattle.
Andrade enters the Octagon with a solid 9-2 record. The Brazilian fighter has yet to face the type of competition that Carmouche has, but has finished her opponent in all nine victories.
UFC bantamweight champion Demetrious Johnson puts his belt on the line against John Moraga in the UFC on Fox 8 main event.