Ronda Rousey will headline UFC 157 from the Honda Center in Anaheim California.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has slowly integrated itself into the mainstream over the last 13 years. The sport has made the journey from being known as a backroom and barbaric undertaking to having fight cards nationally televised on Fox. The UFC, under the watch of Dana White and the Fertitta brothers, has made quite a name for itself over the last decade, but, in two weeks, the organization will perhaps make its biggest leap into the mainstream when it airs its first ever pay-per-view featuring a fight in the women’s bantamweight division.
On February 23rd, at UFC 157, former Olympian and MMA superstar Ronda Rousey will faceoff against Liz Carmouche in the main-event of the pay-per-view from the Honda Center, in Anaheim California. In preparation for the historic event, the UFC has begun airing a three-part behind-the-scenes look at both fighters as they prepare for the biggest fight of their careers. UFC 157 Primetime: Rousey vs. Carmouche will air Thursdays at 9pm on FSN and its other Fox affiliates.
The first episode was a powerful and emotional look inside the lives of both women, who have had to struggle with various obstacles in order to make it in the world of MMA. Carmouche speaks about her struggle to come to terms with her homosexuality, while Rousey opens up emotionally and speaks about the death of her father. Rousey’s candor provides more than a few raw and stunning moments in the show, which has received rave reviews by UFC fans and experts alike.