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Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche Make History by Headlining UFC 157

February 21, 2013

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This Saturday's UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif. will be a night to remember. Headlining the action-packed main card will be a bantamweight title fight featuring inaugural champion Ronda "Rowdy" Rousey versus top contender Liz "Girl-Rilla" Carmouche. It will be the first female match in UFC history and the first time a UFC pay-per-view event will be headlined by female fighters. After making names for themselves in the Zuffa-owned MMA organization Strikeforce, both fighters made the transition to the UFC after Strikeforce shut down in 2012.

Rousey (6-0) comes in as the fan favorite. She has never fought in a match past the first round. All of her opponents have submitted to her patented armbar, and only one of them lasted more than a minute. But Carmouche (7-2-0) is a dangerous striker and a very technical fighter. About her underdog role, she was quoted in a recent SB Nation article as saying, "The pressure isn't on me, the pressure's on Ronda. It's on her to defend the title and do a lot more media than I'm being asked to do, so the attention is mostly on her. I'm coming in as the underdog, and no one really expects anything out of me. So anything I do at this point is amazing. The pressure's off."

In the co-main event, Dan Henderson will square off against Lyoto Machida in a light heavyweight battle. Here's the entire fight card:

UFC 157 Main Card

Rousey vs. Carmouche
Machida vs. Henderson
Faber vs. Menjivar
McGee vs. Neer
Koscheck vs. Lawler

Prelims (televised on FX)

Schaub vs. Johnson
Chiesa vs. Kuivanen
Bermudez vs. Grice
Stout vs. Fodor
Robertson vs. Jardine
Manley vs. Magny
Burrell vs. Villefort

UFC 157 will air on pay-per-view this Saturday at 10 p.m. EST.

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Zosimo Maximo
- Zosimo Maximo is Vice President of Content at STACK Media and a video production specialist. He received an MFA in film and television from the...
Zosimo Maximo
- Zosimo Maximo is Vice President of Content at STACK Media and a video production specialist. He received an MFA in film and television from the...
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