The countdown has begun...
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will make history as the promotion's first-ever female champion, bantamweight badass Ronda Rousey, puts her 135-pound title on the line against ex-Strikeforce contender Liz Carmouche.
When and where?
In the UFC 157: "Rousey vs. Carmouche" main event, which tops off a stacked pay-per-view (PPV) fight card from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, on Feb. 23, 2013.
That's barely two months away.
In the co-main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida battles Dan Henderson for the chance to leapfrog Alexander Gustafsson en route to a 205-pound title shot against the winner of Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen, who throw down following TUF 17 next April.
Also in action will be a scrappy bantamweight brouhaha pitting longtime veteran and former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) kingpin Urijah Faber against the venerable Ivan Menjivar.
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