Carmouche (17-7 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) upset Velasquez (12-1 MMA, 7-1 BMMA) in April with a fourth-round TKO to win the 125-pound title. Velasquez disputed the stoppage and lobbied to get the loss overturned, but to no avail. She got a rematch, instead – and one that Carmouche doesn’t think she should have gotten without winning another fight first.
Thursday, they got face to face at the Bellator 289 ceremonial weigh-ins ahead of their fight at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The main card airs on Showtime following prelims on MMA Junkie.
Check out their faceoff in the video above.
For more on the card, visit MMA Junkie’s event hub for Bellator 289.