Why Liz Carmouche chose Kana Watanabe fight at Bellator 261 over waiting for title shot

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Liz Carmouche spoke with MMA Junkie on Wednesday ahead of her women’s flyweight fight with Kana Watanabe at Bellator 261.

Carmouche (15-7 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) discussed why she chose to stay active vs. Watanabe (10-0-1 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) instead of waiting for a title shot, the challenge Watanabe presents as an undefeated opponent, her most recent win over Vanessa Porto, the upcoming title fight between champion Juliana Velasquez and Denise Kieholtz, and more.

You can watch Carmouche’s full interview in the video above.

Bellator 261 takes place Friday at Mohegan Sun Arena and airs on Showtime following prelims streamed on MMA Junkie.


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