UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Preview And Fight Card
Saturday, 23 February 2013 10:49
History is upon us tonight as UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche comes to Anehiem, California at the Honda Center. This is a night of historical firsts as we will witness the first ever female MMA fight in UFC history. At the same time MMA fans around the world will witness not only that, but the first fight for a women's UFC title. Ronda Rousey, The UFC's first women's champion, will defend her title for the very first time against the always tough Liz Carmouche. This is just one fight among many fights that will fill out this epic card.
The night will start off with a classic fight between two absolute warriors in TUF champion Court McGee and UFC veteran Josh Neer. This fight is being dubbed a win or go home fight as both fighters are sitting on two straight losses in the UFC. Anyone who knows how the UFC works knows that when you lose three in a row that it is almost a given that you will get the pink slip. Both of these fighters are known for their stand up and we will with out a doubt see fireworks.
The next fight of the main card is one that I am looking forward to more then any of the others as the UFC will welcome back "Ruthless" Robbie Lawler in one of his toughest fights to date against former UFC welterweight championship contender Josh Koscheck. Again these two fighters will be entering the Octagon on the heels of a defeat and will want to get back in the win column at all costs! This will be a great fight between a stand out wrestler and a heavy handed slugger. Both fighters prefer to stand so do not expect this fight to go to the judges.
This fight has fight of the night written all over it. Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber takes on the ever scrappy Ivan Menjivar. These two guys are the very definition of tough and energetic. These guys do not stop and they strike at blinding speed. Faber really needs a solid win here as he dropped his last fight to UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao back at UFC 149. Menjivar is coming off of a solid victory by armbar in the first round at UFC 154 against Azamat Gashimov. Menjivar will look to make his star rise even higher with a victory tonight over "The California Kid". Faber will have something to say about that as he is determined to one day wear UFC gold. Never count a former champion out.
The co-main event is a fight that has been in the works for a long time. Former UFC middleweight tournament winner, former Pride welterweight champion, and former Pride middleweight champion Dan Henderson will go to war against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. This is a fight between a highly ranked Martial artist against an Olympic medalist in wrestling with dynamite in his left hand. This fight is to determine the number one contender for the UFC light heavyweight championship which is held tightly by Jon Jones. Lyoto is one of the most elusive competitors in MMA, yet when he finally chooses to strike it usually ends up with his opponent unconscious on the canvas. The same end game can be said for Henderson, but his method to get there is far from elusive as he stalks his opponent continuously looking to engage. There is no where to hide inside the cage so these two men will eventually collide and when they do a championship contender is going to emerge from the wreckage.
The main event, as we have said, is on a historical level and the world will finally get to see the best female fighter in the world compete on the world's biggest stage for MMA. Ronda Rousey, Olympic bronze medalist, will put her UFC women's bantamweight championship on the line against number one contender Liz Carmouche. "The Rowdy One" has never tasted defeat and she has never went past the first round. Every single one of her fights have ended by armbar which makes her victories all the more amazing. Think about this; Every opponent Rousey faces knows she is going to go for the armbar and yet they cannot stop it. Rousey has said that she will take any victory available it just so happens that she always manages to land her armbar. Liz Carmouche will enter the biggest fight of her life knowing exactly what is going to happen. Rousey is going to eventually bring the fight to the ground and she is going to go for the armbar. The question is will Carmouche be able to stop it? That is a question yet to be answered. This is a fight not to be missed. You will be able to one day say that you witnessed the first ever female fight and female title defense in UFC history.
With all that being said you would have to be absolutely crazy if you miss this card. Buy the PPV, stream it from the web somewhere, or go out to your local water house. The point is you do not want to miss this. Visit us tomorrow to get the full results and review of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. Enjoy!
UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Full Fight Card:
Main Card (Pay-per-view)
- UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Fight:Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche
- Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
- Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
- Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler
- Court McGee vs. Josh Neer
Preliminary Card (FX)
- Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
- Mike Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen
- Yuri Villefort vs. Nah-Shon Burrell
- Caros Fodor vs. Sam Stout
Preliminary Card (Facebook)
- Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice
- Brock Jardine vs. Kenny Robertson
- Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley