Ronda Rousey Survives Early Scare, Submits Liz Carmouche at UFC 157

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
February 23rd, 2013

Strikeforce Ronda Rousey

A bantamweight title affair between champion Ronda Rousey (Pictured) and Liz Carmouche headlined Saturday’s UFC 157 pay-per-view broadcast.

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Honda Center in Anaheim, California is hosting tonight’s festivities.

Betting Line:

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Liz Carmouche +700
Ronda Rousey -1400

Here is the play-by-play from Rousey vs. Carmouche:


“Big” John McCarthy is the third man inside the Octagon for the first female fight in UFC history. Rousey comes out like a house on fire. She has Carmouche clinched against the cage. Rousey lands an uppercut. Rousey drags her to the mat. Carmouche slips out the backdoor and jumps on her back. Rousey is piggybacking her opponent right now. Carmouche is face cranking her. Rousey is in serious trouble, but finally manages to shake the heavy underdog off. Rousey dives into side control. Rousey has her in a headlock and is raining down punches. Rousey slaps on her trademark armbar. Carmouche has to hold on for just 30 more seconds. It’s a wrap.

Official Result:

Ronda Rousey Defeated Liz Carmouche via Submission (Armbar) at 4:49 in the 1stRound (Rousey retains UFC bantamweight title)

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