Welcome to Frank Pozen's Big Bad Blog. A lot of folks have been asking me to update them about my recovery. So I thought I would start a blog primarily to do that but also to talk about other topics of interest including the wrestling business and whatever else I can think of. I plan to update this on a regular basis so check back and leave a comment if you wish.
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Liz Carmouche vs Raquel Pennington added to Sept. 5 UFC show
The UFC announced on last night's episode of UFC Tonight that Liz Carmouche vs Raquel Pennington has been added to UFC 191 Sept. 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. I'm pretty sure this will air on the Fox Sports 1 prelims. Since Liz got her title shot in the very first UFC women's bout, she has had mixed results. In her last fight in April, she won by unanimous decision over Lauren Murphy. There was some whining about robbery but neither fighter looked very good in that fight. Liz has lost to Miesha Tate and Alexis Davis. Going back to her Strikeforce days, I don't think Liz has ever beaten a top ranked opponent. And I doubt she ever will. She's at a certain mid-card level and I don't see her rising above that. Raquel was in TUF 18. She's probably better than her 5-5 record. In her last fight, she broke her hand while losing a split decision to the highly touted boxing champ Holly Holm. She succeeded in making Holly look really bad in her UFC debut. Liz is ranked higher and is the likely betting favourite. But I wouldn't be surprised if Raquel pulled off what most would perceive as an upset. It wouldn't be an upset to me because I think Liz is a little overrated and Raquel is a little underrated. It should be a competitive fight.