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UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche is an upcoming mixed martial arts event to be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 23, 2013 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.[1]


The headline bout between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche will be the first-ever women's fight in UFC history.[2][3] The two will be fighting in the newly created 135-pound bantamweight division.[2] USA Today's Dann Stupp wrote that Cristiane Santos would have been a better match for Rousey, but the UFC President Dana White noted that UFC was unable to strike a deal with Santos.[2] Liz Carmouche is the first openly gay fighter to be signed to the UFC,[4] and landed the headlining fight opposite Rousey after a successfully social media campaign to persuade UFC promoter Dana White.[5]

Official fight cardEdit

Weight Class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Bantamweight Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Liz Carmouche Note 1
Light Heavyweight Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Bantamweight Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar

^Note 1 

Announced boutsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. Haggerty, Kevin (2012-11-14). "UFC 157 set for Honda Center in Anaheim". Retrieved 2012-11-14. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Rousey, Carmouche have UFC date". USA Today: p. 3C, Sports. 2012-12-07. 
  3. Arias, Carlos (2012-12-06). "MMA: Rousey ready to make history in MMA". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  4. Avery, Dan (2012-12-09). "UFC Signs First Openly Lesbian Fighter, Liz Carmouche". Queerty. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  5. Martin, Brian (2012-12-07). "UFC: Liz 'Girl-rilla' Carmouche to fight Ronda Rousey". Daily News (Los Angeles). Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  6. "UFC® 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  7. Gordon, Grant (2012-12-19). "Gamburyan to face Mendes at UFC 157". Glendale News-Press.,0,6862575.story. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  8. Arias, Carlos (2012-12-19). "Koscheck vs. Lawler confirmed for UFC 157". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  9. Helwani, Ariel (2012-12-13). "Court McGee drops to welterweight, scheduled to fight Josh Neer at UFC 157". Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  10. Marrocco, Steven (2012-12-10). "Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson now targeted for UFC 157". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 
  11. Staff (2012-12-20). "Matt Grice meets Dennis Bermudez at UFC 157". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  12. Pylkas, Joonas (2012-12-19). "Exclusive: Finland’s Kuivanen Set to Face Ultimate Fighter Winner at UFC 157". Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  13. Staff (2012-12-21). "Strikeforce import Caros Fodor meets Sam Stout at UFC 157". MMAjunkie. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  14. "Jardine/Robertson on for Anaheim". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  15. Erickson, Matt (2012-12-10). "TUF semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley targeted for UFC 157". Retrieved 2012-12-10. 

External linksEdit

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