"Liz will be out there fighting for her life," Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp said of Carmouche. "Lay money on that. With what she's endured in her personal life, this is easy. This is just a fight. She's been there, done that. She's had a lot of obstacles in her personal life that have been a lot more difficult. Fighting a fight in a cage is just another day at the office for Liz."
If Rousey knocks off Carmouche as many expect will happen, there's a long list of potential opponents waiting in the wings.
There's the obvious, such as a rematch with Miesha Tate or a bout against fellow former Olympic medalist Sara McMann.
And then there's the hope that Cris "Cyborg" Santos will be able to eventually cut down to the 135-pound weight class, rather than staying put at 145.
Additionally, there are several women developing in the Invicta FC bantamweight ranks, who may be just one or two wins away from earning a spot in the UFC.
Rousey recently said that she posed artistically nude for ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue to help enhance the sport of MMA, and not because she sees herself as a sex symbol.
"I don't really see myself as a sex symbol because ever since people have started calling me a sex symbol, I haven't had a lot of sex in my life," Rousey revealed. "Like, it's just, it's not really working out great for me."
Here's a look at ten opponents that Rousey may find herself fighting over the course of the next three years.