Originally written on hov-mma  |  Last updated 11/17/14

It seemed likely that undefeated bantamweight and Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann would cross paths with U.S. marine and highly explosive mixed martial artist Liz Carmouche (pictured) sooner rather than later. It turns out that instead of competing under the Invicta banner for that inaugural bantamweight championship fight, the two will do battle on November 3rd on Showtime for what could very well be a Strikeforce #1 contenders bout. That's right, whomever emerges from this one victorious may just win the "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey sweepstakes.

After posting five quick wins in 2010, Carmouche dropped two straight the following year. The first as a late fill in for Miesha Tate against then Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen, the next against another former champ in Sarah Kaufman. Carmouche, warrior that she is, took what she learned in defeat against two crafty veterans in this game and used it to get back on track in 2012. She disposed of Ashleigh Curry and Kaitlin Young in vicious fashion and has now earned herself a date with one of the big timers in McMann.

On a card that boasts the likes of Frank Mir, Daniel Cormier, and Luke Rockhold - this could very well be the match up that steals the show. After all, it always seems to turn out that way when WMMA is featured on any recent Strikeforce card.

Related Articles:

• Strikeforce signs undefeated bantamweight Sara McMann

• Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Invicta FC 2 Edition

• 5 possible opponents for Sara McMann at Invicta FC 3

• Weekend in Violence 3 Stars: Invicta FC One Edition

• Strikeforce Columbus: Tate injured, Carmouche steps in

photo - Esther Lin for Invicta FC


GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

LeBron's triple-double leads Cavs to win in OT thriller

Report: Adrian Peterson will skip Vikings first OTAs

Corey Brewer: We got our butt kicked, it was embarrassing

Brian Kelly hints Notre Dame will have fast offense

John Madden: Last play of Super Bowl will 'torment' Pete Carroll

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cristiano Ronaldo nets hat trick, sets career high for goals

WATCH: Cormier tells Jones to get his s-- together

Fans holding 'Free Tom Brady Rally' at Gillette Stadium

Josh Hamilton to be activated by Rangers

WATCH: Top CB recruit makes insane catch doing backflip

Biggest surprises of the MLB season

Will Phil Jackson give himself a chance to succeed with Knicks?

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

Federer unhappy with security after fan comes on court

WATCH: LeBron throws down ferocious dunk in traffic

WATCH: Al Horford ejected for elbowing Matthew Dellavedova

Seahawks fan starts GoFundMe for Russell Wilson's contract

Billy Donovan thanks Florida fans with full-page ad

WATCH: Daniel Cormier gets into it with Ryan Bader

Jim Harbaugh compares his driving to Jeff Gordon's

WATCH: High school seals win with perfect hidden ball trick

Warriors crush Rockets in Houston to take 3-0 series lead

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell whiffs on horrible golf swing

MMA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Most valuable non-QB for each NFL team

WATCH: LeBron's ferocious dunk in traffic

Kelly drops hint about ND offense

John Madden: Last SB play will 'torment' Carroll

Eight biggest surprises of the MLB season

Bryan Price ejected before first pitch

Vin Scully narrates marriage proposal

Pats fan's obituary defends Brady

Marlins players skip own charity event

John Wall tells All-NBA Team voters to ‘keep sleeping’

Jim Kelly: No doubt Tom Brady cheated

Post-combine NBA Draft big board: Top 30

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.