Liz Carmouche vs. Juliana Velasquez full fight video highlights


Watch Liz Carmouche vs. Juliana Velasquez full fight video highlights from their main event bout at Bellator 278, courtesy of Bellator MMA.

Carmouche vs. Velasquez took place at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. Former UFC contender Liz Carmouche (17-7) took on Juliana Velasquez (12-1) for the Bellator women’s flyweight title at Bellator 278. The fight aired live on Showtime.

Catch the video highlights below.

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Round 1: Carmouche opens up with a low kick. Velasquez tags Carmouche with a sold left hand. Another calf kick by Carmouche, closes the distance and lands a right hand and Velasquez tags Carmouche with a sold overhand right. Carmouche goes in a bit wild, eats a one-two for her troubles. Carmouche continues to push forward despite being pushed overhand by Velasquez. Another calf kick from Carmouche, Velasquez counters with a jab to the midsection. Velasquez faints with the kicks. Another calf kick from Carmouche. Velasquez with another one-two from the south paw stance. A jab down the middle, followed by a kick from Carmouche. Carmouche then grabs the kick and clinches the champion against the cage. It was a close match. 10-9 Carmouche

Round 2: Velasquez tags Carmouche with a huge left hand and she drops Carmouche! Carmouche gets back up but she has now tasted the power from the champion. Carmouche shoots in for the takedown and she secures it. Nicely done. The champ is pushed up by her. Tussle for position. Velasquez is trying to climb back up. Carmouche holds on tight and keeps her down. Velasquez works her way back to her feet. Knees to the thigh from Carmouche. Carmouche stops at the foot. Velasquez is trying to free himself, but Carmouche holds on tight with a vice grip. Nice knee to the body from Carmouche. Velasquez reverses position and now has Carmouche up against the cage and Velasquez secures her first takedown of the fight, but it won’t be enough to win the round 10-9 Velasquez

Round 3: Velasquez swings a wild left hand, catches air. Velasquez tags Carmouche using his left hand, and is now following the challenger. The champion receives a nice left hand, followed by a right. Carmouche shot to the body. Velasquez pushing forward, looking for openings. Another left hand lands for Velasquez. Carmouche scores a nice calf kick. Velasquez continues to put on the pressure. Another solid left hand connects for the champion, really starting to find her range. Carmouche tries to get the takedown, and it is her turn. Carmouche takes the position at the bottom and uses her elbows. Velasquez trying to stack Carmouche as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Velasquez

Round 4: Velasquez knocks Carmouche down with a left hand again, but it seems as if Carmouche was simply off balance, not ruled a knockdown. Velasquez leans against the cage. They exchange knees to the body. Velasquez attempts a judo throw, but the fence seemed to keep Carmouche on her feet. Low kick from Carmouche. Front kick from the challenger. The champion lands a one-two combination. Carmouche is now under pressure but has not landed much. Carmouche pushes the champion up against the cage. Carmouche knees down to the thigh. Velasquez reverses position and pushes the challenger up against the cage, Liz reverses and gets another takedown. In side control now. Carmouche begins to unload some ground-and pound, and the referee ends the fight. It seems a bit too early. Velasquez was not hurt, at all. Wow. Not a good stoppage at all.

Official result: Carmouche def. Velasquez via knockout