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Liz Carmouche Secures Crucial Win at PFL 4, Representing The Arena Gym

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Liz Carmouche Secures Crucial Win At Pfl 4 Representing The Arena Gym

Liz Carmouche (22-7), the Bellator women’s flyweight champion representing The Arena gym in San Diego, California, secured a crucial submission victory against Kana Watanabe (13-3-1) at PFL 4 on Thursday. With just seven seconds remaining in the fight, Carmouche locked in an armbar, forcing Watanabe to tap out.

Entering the fight with only 3 points from her previous bout, Carmouche knew that a finish in the third round could make all the difference in her pursuit of the $1 million prize and a title shot. “I’ve lost so many decisions (thinking I won on) the points card,” Carmouche said. “So no way was I walking out of there thinking that I won – I just knew that I had to finish that fight.”

The 4 points earned from the finish propelled Carmouche to the No. 3 spot in the women’s flyweight playoff bracket, setting up a semifinal matchup against No. 2 seed Taila Santos. Had Carmouche settled for a decision win, she could have potentially faced top seed Dakota Ditcheva, who was a heavy favorite in her win over Chelsea Hackett.

Despite Watanabe’s unexpected strategy of shooting for takedowns, Carmouche remained focused on her goal. “I always find a way,” she said. “I was definitely down there like, ‘Well, we weren’t really working on this.’ I’m like, ‘Hey, you’ve got to get your head back in this. You’ve got to do this. You came here to finish this fight and to advance in the playoffs the right way.'”

Liz Carmouche’s determination and ability to adapt under pressure make her a strong contender in the PFL’s women’s flyweight division as she continues to represent The Arena gym with pride.

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