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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]

BackgroundEdit

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

[6]
^Note 1 

Announced boutsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Haggerty, Kevin (2012-11-14). "UFC 157 set for Honda Center in Anaheim". MMAmania.com. http://www.mmamania.com/2012/11/14/3643402/ufc-157-location-honda-center-anaheim-ufc-fuel-tv-7-california-mma. 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. http://www.ocregister.com/sports/rousey-379944-mma-newly.html. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  4. Avery, Dan (2012-12-09). "UFC Signs First Openly Lesbian Fighter, Liz Carmouche". Queerty. http://www.queerty.com/ufc-signs-first-openly-lesbian-fighter-liz-carmouche-20121209/. Retrieved 2012-12-09. 
  5. Martin, Brian (2012-12-07). "UFC: Liz 'Girl-rilla' Carmouche to fight Ronda Rousey". Daily News (Los Angeles). http://www.dailynews.com/sports/ci_22149485/ufc-liz-girl-rilla-carmouche-fight-ronda-rousey. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  6. "UFC® 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche". Ultimate Fighting Championship. http://www.ufc.com/event/UFC157#/fight. Retrieved 2012-12-07. 
  7. Gordon, Grant (2012-12-19). "Gamburyan to face Mendes at UFC 157". Glendale News-Press. http://www.glendalenewspress.com/sports/tn-gnp-gamburyan-to-face-chad-mendes-at-ufc-157-20121219,0,6862575.story. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  8. Arias, Carlos (2012-12-19). "Koscheck vs. Lawler confirmed for UFC 157". Orange County Register. http://punch.ocregister.com/2012/12/19/mma-koscheck-vs-lawler-confirmed-for-ufc-157/21334/. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  9. Helwani, Ariel (2012-12-13). "Court McGee drops to welterweight, scheduled to fight Josh Neer at UFC 157". MMAFighting.com. http://www.mmafighting.com/2012/12/13/3762466/court-mcgee-drops-to-welterweight-scheduled-to-fight-josh-neer-at-ufc. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  10. Marrocco, Steven (2012-12-10). "Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson now targeted for UFC 157". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/2012/12/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. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/12/matt-grice-meets-dennis-bermudez-at-ufc-157. Retrieved 2012-12-20. 
  12. Pylkas, Joonas (2012-12-19). "Exclusive: Finland’s Kuivanen Set to Face Ultimate Fighter Winner at UFC 157". MMAViking.com. http://www.mmaviking.com/kuivanen-ufc157/. Retrieved 2012-12-19. 
  13. Staff (2012-12-21). "Strikeforce import Caros Fodor meets Sam Stout at UFC 157". MMAjunkie. http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2012/12/strikeforce-import-caros-fodor-meets-sam-stout-at-ufc-157. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  14. "Jardine/Robertson on for Anaheim". Ultimate Fighting Championship. 2012-12-11. http://www.ufc.com/news/ufc-157-fight-card-update. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 
  15. Erickson, Matt (2012-12-10). "TUF semifinalists Neil Magny and Jon Manley targeted for UFC 157". MMAjunkie.com. http://mmajunkie.com/news/2012/12/tuf-semifinalists-neil-magny-jon-manley-targeted-for-ufc-157-in-anaheim. Retrieved 2012-12-10. 

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