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A lot of firsts were revealed during Thursday’s press conference in Seattle. For the first time in the history of ever, UFC president Dana White slapped a UFC belt on a woman.
Moments after that, White announced freshly-crowned bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey (Pictured) and Liz Carmouche will be the first females to ever headline an Octagon show. The 135-pounders will serve as the featured attraction at UFC 157.
Rousey became the UFC’s first female fighter last month. The former Strikeforce champ was immediately dubbed the UFC bantamweight queen, and today she has the hardware to prove it.
The “Rowdy” one’s résumé reads a perfect 6-0, with all of her fights ending in 1stRound armbar submission fashion. Rousey was last seen in August disposing of Sarah Kaufman.
Carmouche owns a respectable 7-2 professional mark. She’ll be riding a two-fight winning streak into the biggest scrap of her life.
“Girl-Rilla” has been begging to be the first to get a crack at Rousey inside the Octagon. Be careful what you wish for…
For those wondering how this move affects Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, White said Cyborg will likely get the winner.
Honda Center in Anaheim, California hosts the February 23nd festivities.
Here are the athletes expected to perform in The OC:
Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
Liz Carmouche vs. Ronda Rousey (UFC bantamweight champion)
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While a lightweight championship affair headlines the Octagon’s final FOX card of 2012, UFC president Dana White has just placed title implications on Saturday’s co-featured attraction between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Alexander Gustafsson.
According to White, the victor of the pivotal shootout will get next dibs at the 205-pound crown.
“Unless there’s some crazy [expletive...
Cristiane Cyborg Santos says she is now willing to fight Ronda Rousey at 135 pounds in the UFC, giving fight fans the most anticipated fight in MMA Women’s history at some point in 2013.
The wait is over.
About three weeks ago UFC president Dana White announced the organization’s first female signing: former Olympic medalist in judo and Strikeforce member Ronda Rousey. The question then became when and who would be her first bout.
Well, wonder no longer, as the 25-year-old’s first fight with UFC is now officially scheduled for February 23 at Anaheim, California’s...
MMA fans won’t have to wait much longer to watch Ronda Rousey’s UFC debut. The newly crowned 135 pound UFC champion will have her first title defense at UFC 157. The fight will headline the February event featuring Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida in support.
If you were waiting for the Anderson Silva vs. GSP UFC fight, you’ll have to keep waiting. GSP has officially declined the fight and instead hopes to settle a long standing grudge with Nick Diaz once Diaz returns from suspension.
A day after a bit of a tease about Ronda Rousey’s first UFC fight, things finally are official.
But Rousey won’t be fighting Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos, as Wednesday’s rumor had her meeting. Instead, Rousey (6-0 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be meeting Liz Carmouche (7-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) as the first defense of her new UFC women’s bantamweight title at UFC 157 in February.
During Thursday’s pre-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White (Pictured) jokingly hoped none of the athletes in attendance fell on stage and hurt themselves before Saturday’s scraps. Given the rash of injuries that have ravaged several Octagon shows in 2012, the tongue-in-cheek comment carried a sense of seriousness to it.
While none of “UFC on FOX: Henderson...