UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche by the Numbers

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2013

UFC 157: Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche by the Numbers

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    History will be made this weekend when UFC 157 is headlined by the first ever women's bout in the history of the company. Champion Ronda Rousey will meet the tough-as-nails Liz Carmouche in the battle to see who will have gold around their waist.

    There are many factors people may be overlooking in this fight, including the amount of tough opponents both ladies have fought and their finishing rate. We will look to clear that up a bit here.

    Here is the Rousey-Carmouche fight by the numbers.

7:29: The Amount of Time Ronda Rousey Has Spent Fighting in Six Bouts

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    Ronda Rousey only has six professional fights under her belt, but just one of those fights has gone past the one-minute mark.

    It should come as no surprise that the Olympic judoka has spent just 7:29 seconds in the cage, as she has been able to use her patented armbar to stop all fights. That is not that much experience if you think about it, but it has been against high-level females.

    Will her time in the cage stay low this weekend, or will Liz Carmouche drag her into deep waters?

8:31: How Close Liz Carmouche Was from Winning Strikeforce Gold in 2011

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    Liz Carmouche was a late replacement when she fought Marloes Coenen for her Strikeforce title in 2011, and not many people gave her a chance. In fact, not many people knew who she was.

    Well for the better of four rounds, Carmouche put on a clinic, using her wrestling and top game to smother Coenen. It looked like the upset alarm was about to go off.

    Instead, with 8:31 left for a Carmouche decision victory, she was caught in a Coenen triangle choke that had her tap out. 

    Now she has another chance at gaining gold, this time in the UFC.

6: First Round Finishes by Ronda Rousey

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    As seen in an earlier slide, Ronda Rousey hasn't spent much time in the Octagon. In fact, she hasn't used a diverse arsenal of weapons in the Octagon either.

    Rousey has had six pro fights, and all of them have been ended via her patented armbar. No matter how she has been game-planned by her opponents, they have not been able to keep their arm from getting exposed by the ace grappler.

    Will Carmouche be able to keep her arm from danger?

78: Days Since Ronda Rousey Was Crowned UFC Women's Champion

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    History was made at the UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Diaz pre-fight press conference when Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey would be the first ever women's champion in the UFC.

    That was just 78 days ago.

    The former queen of Strikeforce now puts her young belt on the line against a woman who could easily give her trouble in the cage. Will the reign be 79 days (tomorrow), or will it extend into triple digits?

0: Past Women's MMA Fights in the UFC

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    Zero. It is a number that signifies nothing, nada, a lack of.

    That is the exact number of women's fights that have been held in the UFC coming into this weekend. History is being made at UFC 157, as Rousey-Carmouche will be the first ever women's fight in the company.

    Never before has a person without a Y-chromosome competed in a UFC cage. Let that sink in.

    Be a part of history this weekend, and watch this potentially amazing card on pay-per-view.