Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Strikeforce Columbus: Tate injured, Carmouche steps in
Strikeforce has announced that #1 Women's Welterweight Contender Miesha Tate will be unable to go on March 5th in Columbus due to a knee injury suffered during training. Stepping in for Tate to challenge Champ Marloes Coenen (18-4) on short notice will be the undefeated Liz *Girl-Rilla* Carmouche (5-0).
All five of Carmouche's wins took place last year between May and November, two of them taking place under the Strikeforce banner.
This will be Coenen's 3rd straight title fight for Strikeforce. To her credit, she almost survived three rounds in her Middleweight title fight with Lady Cyborg until she was finished via TKO. A move down to Welterweight and an immediate title shot worked out well for the Dutch Submission Fighter. Coenen defeated Sarah Kaufman via a nasty armbar earning herself the title last October.