|Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche was born is Okinawa, Japan where her father was stationed while in the United States Air Force. At the age of 20, she joined the Marine Corps where she served her Country for more than five years as a Helicopter Mechanic and achieved the rank of Sergeant. Liz’s stint in the Military didn’t limit her to just turning a wrench. Unlike most Women in the Military, she was attached to a GRUNT (Infantry) Unit during her three tours in Iraq. She conducted armed patrols outside the “safe” perimeters where US Troops were stationed and frequently engaged with the enemy in a different type of fighting without the safety of the Cage.
It was while stationed in Iraq that she began to train in Mixed Martial Arts. Armed with the very basic principles she picked up while overseas, Liz decided she wanted to be an MMA Fighter and she began her training under SDCA’s own, Manolo “Hurricane” Hernandez. She excelled so unbelievably quickly that she fought her first professional match within three months. Since then, Liz has achieved an amazing Professional MMA Record of 5 and 2, only going the distance once, and is currently the #2 Ranked Female in the World at 135lbs.
Liz’s only blemish was in a Co-Headliner Title Fight at the hands of Marloes “Rumina” Coenen, who is the Strikeforce MMA Women’s Welterweight World Champion and also a twelve year Veteran of MMA Competition with over 20+ Fights. Liz took the Title shot on only ten days’ notice as a late replacement and dominated three quarters of the fight in amazing fashion and shocked the world until getting caught in a triangle choke late in the 4th Round.
Liz is San Diego Combat Academy’s Head Instructor for both Kids Muay Thai, Kickboxing and Kids Mixed Martial Arts. She is also available for Private Instruction.
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Carmouche has won three of her last four fights, joining the UFC earlier this year on the heels of back-to-back wins in the Invicta Fighting Championships cage.