UFC 157: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions

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UFC 157: Bleacher Report Main Card Staff Predictions
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UFC 157 and the history that will be made are just around the corner.

The card will, of course, be headlined by the first women's bout in UFC history as Ronda Rousey looks to add another arm to her collection. Standing in her way will be former U.S. Marine Liz Carmouche, who will look to spoil Rousey's coming-out party.

As important as the main event is for the progression of women's MMA, UFC 157's co-main event may be of equal importance. Ageless knockout artist Dan Henderson will face off against Brazilian enigma Lyoto Machida to determine who challenges for the light heavyweight title in their next contest.

In a bantamweight clash, former WEC champion Urijah Faber looks to get back into the win column as he takes on the veteran Ivan Menjivar. Both men are talented and have excellent cardio, so expect a quick, action-packed bout.

Court McGee, a John Hackleman prodigy, will make his welterweight debut after finding mixed success at middleweight. He faces Josh Neer in what can only be described as a "loser leaves town" matchup.

Kicking off the main card will be perennial bad boy Josh Koscheck welcoming Robbie Lawler back to the Octagon. Lawler will be making his first UFC appearance since UFC 50.

I've joined Bleacher Report MMA featured columnists Scott Harris, Sean Smith, McKinley Noble, Damon Martin and John Heinis in making predictions for the main card of UFC 157, which can be found at 10 p.m. ET on pay-per-view.

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