Tate vs. Carmouche, flyweight title fight set for UFC on FOX 8

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This week both Miesha Tate and Liz Carmouche were campaigning for a bout against each and it seems the UFC has granted their wish:

The UFC announced on Wednesday that two matches rumored for its next FOX prime time show are now official. A Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson flyweight title defense against John Moraga, and a women’s fight between two recent Ronda Rousey victims, with Miesha Tate facing Liz Carmouche.

The company had been looking at getting both fights on the July 27 show at the Key Arena in Seattle, with the only holdup being medical clearance as Johnson underwent surgery on his right shoulder due to a torn labrum, while Tate was banged up in her loss on April 13 to Cat Zingano.

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Carmouche last fought in February where she lost a UFC bantamweight title fight to Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate just fought at the beginning of this month, a losing effort to Cat Zingano.

The flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson will be the second title defense for the champion and the first shot at a UFC title for John Moraga.