Liz Carmouche will challenge Ronda Rousey for the UFC women's bantamweight championship at UFC 157. It will not only be the first female fight under the UFC banner, but the main event of a highly anticipated card.
How to defeat Rousey is still a mystery. Her striking has not been put to the test in the cage, and she has not been pushed past the first round. Her dominance has begun to give her an aura that we have not seen since Fedor Emelianenko.
The Girl-Rilla is no stranger to coming in as a large underdog, though. In 2011, she accepted a fight on short notice with then-Strikeforce champion Marloes Coenen, and nearly exited Columbus, Ohio as the champion.
With that being said, Rousey will be a whole different ballgame.
Carmouche will try to be the first to shatter the perception of invincibility. Everyone will be watching.
Here are five keys to victory for the Girl-Rilla.