UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., is officially in the books after a very different night (Feb. 23, 2013) of pay-per-view (PPV) mixed martial arts (MMA) action.
The main event of the evening, Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche, was the first-ever female fight to take place under the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) banner. And it was also the first-ever women's championship bout, with "Rowdy" defending her 135-pound title for the first time ever against "Girl-Rilla."
It wasn't, however, the first armbar win for Rousey in the first round (it was her seventh), but it was certainly her most dramatic performance to date, even if she admitted that her sports bra was more of a concern than Carmouche's early choke attempt (watch the video highlights here).
In other main card action, Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida nearly put the crowd to sleep in the co-main event, playing a frustrating game of cat-and-mouse for 15 minutes until it mercifully ended via split decision in favor of the Brazilian. And Urijah Faber once again sparkled in a non-title fight in his rematch with Ivan Menjivar on the PPV main card, going for a piggy-back ride and securing a standing submission win in the first round.
Anyway, as usual, all the stars of the show came to dish the dirt on the event immediately afterward at the post-fight press conference, including Rousey, Carmouche, Machida, Henderson, Faber and Lawler, among others. Naturally, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White -- who almost always emcees the post-fight event wrap up shows -- was also in attendance.
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