Liz Carmouche Details Submission Finish, Talks Playoffs

Uncasville – PFL flyweight Liz Carmouche clinched her spot in the playoffs with a submission victory over Kana Watanabe at PFL 4 on Thursday night.

“I’ve got stuff I need to work on, but I’m excited for a new opponent, a new location, and just to be able to continue with this organization,” Carmouche told Cageside Press among other media at her post-fight scrum.

Carmouche (22-7) finished Watanabe in the third round with an arm bar after trying over and over to find a submission on the ground. Even with the arm bar in Carmouche wasn’t sure what was going to happen.

“I didn’t actually know how much time was left. I kept seeing an opportunity. Clipper her, I felt like I had the ultra kimura, but she tucked her hand in a little bit tight. Almost was able to transition to a triangle, and I just kept feeling like these opportunities kept presenting themselves,” said Carmouche.

“Before she stood up I felt, when she brought her hand under, that she actually tapped, but I wasn’t sure if it was her trying to grab her own arm or an actual tap. I knew the ref didn’t pull me off so I was like whatever I have to do… I’ve got to get this arm. I got to take it home with me.”

Watch the entire post-fight scrum with Liz Carmouche above.