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Sunday, Feb 24, 2013

UFC 157: Ronda Rousey Survives Early Scare To Extend Armbar Streak

Ronda Rousey (photo via Esther Lin/Showtime)

By FCF Staff

Many observers suspected that Liz Carmouche would end up being Ronda Rousey’s toughest test to date, and the challenger certainly pushed the highly regarded champ at UFC 157 tonight in Anaheim. After being taken down shortly into the bout, Carmouche nicely worked her way onto Rousey’s back and began threatening with a rear-naked-choke and neck-crank, before the bantamweight champion was able to shrug her off.

Soon after, Rousey was able to retain top position on the ground, and began working on the armbar submission that has made her the fastest rising star in the sport. Despite a determined effort from Carmouche to hold on and make it through the round, she was forced to tap-out with just 11 seconds remaining in the opening frame.

With the win, Rousey extended her pro record to 7-0, with all seven victories coming via first round, armbar.

Here are the official results from tonight’s UFC 157 card in Anaheim.

Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar) – R1, 4:49

Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 4:34

Court McGee def. Josh Neer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck via TKO (strikes) – R1, 3:57

Brendan Schaub def. Lavar Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Michael Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen via submission (rear-naked choke) – R2, 2:29

Dennis Bermudez def. Matt Grice via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Sam Stout def. Caros Fodor via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine via submission (kneebar) – R1, 2:57

Neil Magny def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Nan-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)


posted by FCF Staff @ 12:37 am
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