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UFC 157 Results: Ronda Rousey makes it 7-0 with an opening round Armbar of Liz Carmouche

UFC 157 PosterA new chapter in UFC history was written tonight with bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s title-defense against fellow finisher Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, the first time females fought inside the Octagon. In addition to being an important achievement, the bout was also an entertaining scrap, pitting Rousey’s submission skills against Carmouche’s stand-up/wrestling.

Rousey entered the bout with a 6-0 record and the infamous distinction of scoring opening round Armbars in each. Comparably, Carmouche was 8-2 with seven stoppages including five TKOs.

When the smoke cleared it was Rousey who emerged with her arm raised and Carmouche with her arm in a sling. Once again Rousey locked up an Armbar in the first frame and drew a tap-out despite some early offense from Carmouche.

Also among the multiple match-ups on tonight’s card delivering some level of excitement were those such as Brendan Schaub-Lavar Johnson, Urijah Faber-Ivan Menjivar, Robbie Lawler-Josh Koscheck, and Dan Henderson-Lyoto Machida.

The co-headliner between Henderson-Machida left a lot to be desired after the Brazilian’s elusive approach to fighting resulted in more of a sparring match than scrap. In the end Machida earned a Split Decision nod, landing enough strikes while avoiding Henderson’s damage to take home the lackluster nod.

Read below for a full rundown of UFC 157 winners/losers:

Nah-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort via Unanimous Decision
Neil Magny def. Jon Manley via Unanimous Decision
Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine  via Submission Round 1 (Leg Lock)
Sam Stout def. Caros Fodor via Split Decision
Dennis Bermudez def. Matt Grice via Split Decision
Michael Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen via Submission Round 2 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Brendan Schaub def. Lavar Johnson via Unanimous Decision
Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
Court McGee def. Josh Neer via Unanimous Decision
Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via Submission Round 1 (Rear-Naked Choke)
Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via Split Decision
Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via Submission Round 1 (Armbar)

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46 COMMENTS
  • AlphaOmega says:

    Predictions:

    Sam Stout
    Court McGee
    Michael Chiesa
    Lavar Johnson
    Robbie Lawler
    Urijah Faber
    Lyoto Machida
    Ronda Rousey

    Also is that list in order of when they will show? because UFC.com says Mcgee is the first fight on the main card

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Picks:

    Prelims

    Villefort
    Magny
    Jardine
    Bermudez
    Stout
    Chiesa
    Schaub

    PPV

    Koscheck
    McGee
    Faber
    Machida
    Rousey

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    Nah-Shon Burrell
    Caros Fodor
    Lavar Johnson
    Court McGee
    Robbie Lawler
    Ivan Menjivar
    Lyoto Machida
    Liz Carmouche

    i think Koshcheck vs Lawler is first on the PPV

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  • Dufresne says:

    I may be cursing myself, but the fb stream looks really crisp for a change. I’m sure it will change now that I’ve said that.

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  • Dufresne says:

    What a first round by the young guns. Hopefully the rest of the card stays as exciting.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Burrell definitely took the second round. Villefort is starting to look gassed and is getting handled on te feet.

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  • Dufresne says:

    Last two rounds should go to Burrell, the first was pretty close. Burrell should win via UD unless we’ve been “blessed” with incompetent judges. Again.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Fodor
    Chisea
    Schaub
    Court
    Kos
    Faber
    Machida
    Carmouche

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  • Dufresne says:

    Pretty one sided fight. Magny should have this one easily.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Hope Robbie has a triumphant return but I think that’s a dumb matchup that Kos will grind out to a win.

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  • Dufresne says:

    That was one of the most unusual leg submissions I’ve ever seen. I guess it was putting pressure on the hamstring. Impressive ground game by Robertson.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    That was a pretty amazing sub…and definitely not an accident.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Never seen that before. Kinda never want to again, as that was a nasty submission.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Those dudes better get paid tonight.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Much respect to Grice!

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Holy shit, Bermudez -vs- Grice was INSANE! Herb could have stopped that a few times but regardless, that was easily FOTN. I don’t know how you top that.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Horseshit. That should have been a draw.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Grice put up a valiant effort, and delivered several good shots himself, but he was using the rope-a-dope that entire 3rd round…except he was actually rocked pretty much the entire time. Great fight; correct decision.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    How is testosterone banned, but Beardy McGinge can wear that chin protection?

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Rich have to disagree. Grice had 1and2but3 was def. a 10-8 for bermudez

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Chiesa is too much man for one beard.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    If round 3 wasn’t a 10-8 for Bermudez, you basically have to shoot a guy — yes, with a gun — to earn a 10-8 round.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Draw would have been ok but I was glad to see the guy who delivered the most damage over 15 minutes get his arm raised. Great action so far… hope the big boys keep it goin.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Thank God no sign of Winslow yet.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Johnson looks like he’s given up

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  • darth_irritable says:

    I think I’d rather have Winslow over hedgehog or whatever this guys name is

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Hell yes, Robbie. I doubted him, and the fight was playing out just as I’d feared, but then Robbie turned the tables and didn’t waste any time. A somewhat questionable finish, as Kos didn’t seem completely out, but he also didn’t have his arms up to defend his head while Robbie was raining down bombs… so I can understand the stoppage.

    So… 2 losses in a row and 3 outta 5. The way things have been going in UFC land, these will be some anxious days upcoming for Koscheck.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Great job by Faber. Still looking good as ever.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Not that it really matters but I’m surprised Dan walked out ahead of Lyoto.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    This should be a 5 round fight…

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Dan Henderson’s walkout music, anyone?

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Shit. I think Hendo just lost

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Richard, plus…. Koscheck is a dick.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    I love Machida.

    I did not love that fight.

    29-28 HENDERSON, HOW?!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    No round 4 and possibly 5 in the Lyoto-Hendo fight so the UFC can instead milk Ronda. Awesome.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Carmouche is a fucking hobbit.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    And instead of seeing Jon Jones fight Hendo for 5 rounds, which should have happened early this year, that fight will never happen and we now get to wait & see jones fight Machida again…or, just as likely, Dana will go back on his word and give the next shot to the Gustafsson-Mousasi winner.

    But hey, Chael gets to fight Jones ahead of all of them. Yay UFC….money!!!!

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  • RicM says:

    “Bad Reputation” for a walk-out………nice touch, Rhonda…..touche’………..

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  • RicM says:

    Fuck me runnin….that was a damn fine scrap!!!!!!

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    I genuinely thought Liz would win…she had Ronda in a tough spot but Ronda hung in & got to her patented move.

    Cyborg would smash either one.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    Well carmouche just or me to my feet.

    I have to give it to rousey. Great win.

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  • darth_irritable says:

    I wonder if Winslow has made the decision to avoid Rousey events, so she doesn’t risk being in the ring with her at the same time.

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    7-1 on my picks, not so shabby at all.

    Was a good night of fights I thought, I just want to know if Menjivar has skin of steel, how did he not get busted by Urijah’s elbows?

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  • AlphaOmega says:

    Also could the UFC finally be going back to how it’s suppose to be in rankings when Dana said that even if he didn’t like Machida’s performance, he beat the #1 contender so he’s now the #1 contender.

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  • Dr.Stoppage says:

    Very impressed with the way things went last night in the main event.
    It’s great to see two skilled fighters go at it, not just two girls fighting.
    Rousey needs to wear a bit bigger top, just to keep it professional.
    Those upkicks to the boobs could’ve caused a wardrobe malfunction.
    It’s almost time to rank Rousey in the Top 10 P4P.

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  • Lord Faust says:

    Main event was great, but just confirmed my belief that Cyborg would smash Ronda. She’s still really green, even if her go-to techniques thus far have not been stopped.

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