UFC 157 Start Time: When and Where to Watch Rousey vs. Carmouche

Craig AmosFeatured ColumnistFebruary 22, 2013

Photo by sherdog.com (Dave Mandel)
Photo by sherdog.com (Dave Mandel)

This Saturday, Feb. 23, will mark an historic occasion for the sport of mixed martial arts. For the first time ever, two women will compete on the biggest of MMA stages—the UFC Octagon.

The UFC's inaugural WMMA bout, a title fight between superstar Ronda Rousey and potential spoiler Liz Carmouche, will function as the night's main event.

Rousey vs. Carmouche won't be the only action in Anaheim, however, as the card features a total of 12 contests. Topping the list of UFC 157's supplementary action is a light heavyweight tussle between legends Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson, and the victor will earn a title shot.

The event promises to be a memorable one. Should Rousey's star continue to rise as it has over the past year, UFC 157 could very well end up being one of those where-were-you-when type moments, so you won't want to miss it.

Luckily, Bleacher Report has got you covered with a guide to all of Saturday night's action.


Facebook Prelims

UFC 157 will kick off with a trio of fights streamed via Facebook. The online action will showcase some of the event's lesser-known talent.

Fights on the Facebook portion of UFC 157 include:

  • Kenny Robertson vs. Brock Jardine
  • Jon Manley vs. Neil Magny
  • Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort

The Facebook prelims are scheduled to begin at 6:35 p.m. ET.


FX Prelims

The second tier of UFC 157 prelims will take you from the computer to the television, as four matches are set to go on FX. In Canada, you can catch the action on Sportsnet.

Fights on the FX portion of UFC 157 include:

  • Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen
  • Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice
  • Sam Stout vs. Caros Fodor

The FX prelims will begin at 8 p.m. ET.


UFC 157 Main Card

The pay-per-view portion of the event will play host to five fights, ranging from bantamweight to light heavyweight. It will all be topped off with the highly anticipated debut of WMMA inside the Octagon.

Fights on the UFC 157 main card include:

  • Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche
  • Lyoto Machida vs. Dan Henderson
  • Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
  • Court McGee vs. Josh Neer
  • Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler

The start time for the UFC 157 main card is 10 p.m. ET.

Now that you know when and where to catch this weekend's UFC action, don't forget to check in with us at Bleacher Report for coverage of the event, including live results and post-fight analysis.