UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche took place February 23, 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (7-0) successfully defended her belt against former Marine Liz Carmouche (8-3) in first women's bout in UFC history. Catch the video highlights above, along with recaps of Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson and Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar.
For more on Rousey's dramatic victory, check out the play-by-play from Dave Doyle.
Round 1: John McCarthy is the main-event referee. Ronda comes right out with a jab. Liz responds with a jab of her own. Carmouche is doing everything she can to avoid the armbar, Rousey stands and Carmouche gets her back. She's working for a rear-naked choke. She's cranking. She almost has it. Rousey's legs are wobbling. Rousey escapes to a huge pop from the crowd. Carmouche is on her back, Rousey standing. Rousey throwing single punches. Connects with a left and a right. Rousey finally gets to the mat and has Carmouche in a side headlock. Rousey throwing short punches. She continues throwing rabbit punches. Carmouche doesn't seem to have an answer. Final minute. Liz tries to work for a triangle. Rousey has her opening for the armbar. Carmouche is holding on for all its worth. 30 seconds left. Rousey pulling for all its worth. 15 seconds left. She straight ens the arms out and Carmouche taps to a deafening response from the crowd.
UFC 157 results: Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of round one.
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