Ronda Rousey defeats Liz Carmouche by arm bar
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Video: Ronda Rousey makes history, as the first woman ever to win a UFC fight

2/24/13 in MMA   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Feb 23, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA;    Ronda Rousey (black shorts) and Liz Carmouche (white shorts) fight during their UFC women's world bantamweight championship bout at the Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

In the first women's fight in UFC history, Ronda Rousey extended her first-round arm bar winning streak, finally getting Liz Carmouche to tap out with 11 seconds left in the opening round.

The fight made history on several levels. Aside from being the first women's UFC fight and the first women's UFC title fight, it was also the first fight featuring an openly homosexual fighter, in Liz Carmouche.

With an extremely entertaining fight, Rousey and Carmouche basically kept women's MMA alive in the UFC. It was no secret that the future of women in the UFC rests with Rousey, and this fight needed to be exciting and competitive.

The ladies delivered, putting up a great fight that made up for the atrocious co-main event between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson. As GeorgeMon says, Henderson and Machida were boring and unimpressive.

Not only was Rousey her normal self, Carmouche also delivered big-time. Rousey was the heavy favorite, but you wouldn't know it by the way Carmouche fought. She came close to choking out Rousey earlier in the round before eventually being submitted.

This was a great start for the female division of the UFC, and hopefully it's a sign of great things to come for Rousey and other female fighters in the UFC.

Here's video of the finish. It's in Spanish, but don't worry, it's still awesome:

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2/24/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Scott wrote:
Rousey getting all she could handle from Carmouche, Robbie Lawler upsetting Josh Koscheck, impressive performances from Kenny Robertson and Urijah Faber and a slobber knocker of a fight between Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice.  Outside of Machida/Hendo, this whole card delivered.

That Lawler/Koschek match was WOW!! It was over practically before it began it seemed!  But Lawler just had a confidence about him that Koschek just couldn't match.  

2/24/13   |   Scott   |   53571 respect

Rousey getting all she could handle from Carmouche, Robbie Lawler upsetting Josh Koscheck, impressive performances from Kenny Robertson and Urijah Faber and a slobber knocker of a fight between Dennis Bermudez and Matt Grice.  Outside of Machida/Hendo, this whole card delivered.

2/24/13   |   Jizmaglobin   |   540 respect

It was absolutely a great main event and truly deserving of being on the top of the card. For those who had any doubts about women fighting and it's entertainment value, that group just got a whole lot smaller. A great fight between two combatants that wasted no time taking it to each other. It's too bad most fights don't get going as quickly and aggressively as this one did.

2/24/13   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Damn, video no longer available due to a copyright issue, but I saw it last night and it WAS awesome!  I agree that the Machida/Hendo match was sub par, but Rousey/Carmouche more than made up for it!!