UFC 157 Live Results and Play-by-Play
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Ronda Rousey defeats Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of the first round
Lyoto Machida defeats Dan Henderson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Urijah Faber defeats Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of the first round
Court McGee defeats Josh Neer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Robbie Lawler defeats Josh Koscheck by TKO at 3:57 of Round 1
Brendan Schaub defeats Lavar Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Chiesa defeats Anton Kuivanen via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 2
Dennis Bermudez defeats Matt Grice by split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Sam Stout defeats Caros Fodor by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Kenny Robertson defeats Brock Jardine via submission (leglock) at 2:57 of Round 1
Neil Magny defeats John Manley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nah-Shon Burrell defeats Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
These women are for real. Rousey is at the top of the heap, but there are several top athletes waiting in the wings. They will continue to steal the show as they have done for years, but now they are on a much larger stage.
A successful pay-per-view all the way around. Entertaining fights, and a main event that delivered on multiple levels. I can't wait for her next title defense, and you should be anticipating it as well.
Rousey closes the distance immediately. Uppercut by Rousey. Rousey gets Carmouche down. Carmouche has Rousey's back! Neck crank by Carmouche! Rousey shakes her off. Wow! Rousey with a left while Carmouche is on her back. Rousey is side control. Rousey peppering her with punches. Carmouche tries a triangle, but misses. Rousey for the armbar! Carmouche is defending, but Rousey has a lot of time to work with. There it is! Armbar!
Official Result: Rousey defeats Carmouche via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of the first round.
Closing Odds: Rousey (-950) against Carmouche (+575) at www.bovada.lv.
History is next, folks. Ronda Rousey. Liz Carmouche.
Henderson charges forward again, but nothing lands. Good body kick by The Dragon. Henderson gets Machida on the mat. This is a fight changing moment. The first round was very close. Machida is avoiding damage with a great defensive guard. Machida goes for a Kimura, and they are back to their feet. Machida goes in quickly, lands a straight right, and exits. Machida with a front kick, and then another high kick.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Henderson, and the fight 29-28 Machida.
Official Result: Machida defeats Henderson by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28).
Henderson initiates the clinch, but only for a moment. Body kick by Machida. Front kick by Machida, and Henderson nearly catches it. Nice crisp left from Machida lands. Machida lands a knee as Henderson comes in. It is getting to the time where Henderson needs to take a risk. Machida will ride this current style to the decision all day. Another solid body kick by the former UFC champion. Henderson connects with a left. Henderson is starting to take those risks now with wild punches.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Machida.
Significant tension in the opening seconds. One strike from either man can end this fight. Henderson is not charging forward to close the distance like Randy Couture did. That is very smart. Machida throws a body kick out there, but it's blocked. Henderson trying to find a way inside. Machida is a master at utilizing distance. Body kick from Machida. Henderson comes in, and Machida lands a right. Henderson lands a right. The decibel level in the arena goes up when Henderson comes forward. Henderson has a bodylock on Machida. Machida gets a takedown as the round ends.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 Machida.
This is an incredible fight to determine the true number one contender in the division, but one has to wonder what happens if Machida wins. It wasn't all that long ago that Jon Jones dropped him to the canvas. Will there be interest in a rematch?
Lyoto Machida's eight-fight win streak to enter the UFC, all the way through his lone title defense v "Shogun" Rua, is a divisional record.— Danny Acosta (@AcostaIsLegend) February 24, 2013
The co-main event of the evening is coming up next. Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida with a title shot on the line.
Closing Odds: Machida (-225) against Henderson (+175) at www.bovada.lv.
They are re-airing the Kenny Robertson vs. Brock Jardine fight. Here is a picture of the submission finish.
Faber pushes the pace right away. Faber clinches, but Menjivar tosses him on his back. Faber rolls him over! Wow, what a start! Menjivar gets full guard. Menjivar throws up his legs for a submission, but Faber defends nicely. This is how the ground game can be exciting. Good elbows from Faber. Menjivar is doing a fine job of avoiding too much damage, but Faber is getting through with some of his ground and pound. Menjivar gets to his feet, but Faber jumps on his back and spins around to get both hooks in. He has a standing rear-naked, and he gets the tap!
Official Result: Faber defeats Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of the first round.
This is a big fight in the division with the bantamweight division not being as deep as one would like.
Faber is number 2 in the division behind Cruz but is 3-2 at 135.— TJ De Santis (@TJDeSantis) February 24, 2013
Urijah Faber and Ivan Menjivar meet in a rematch from 2006 in UFC 157's next fight.
Closing Odds: Faber (-375) against Menjivar (+285) at www,bovada.lv.
McGee's pitter-patter punches have no effect on Neer. McGee tries to take this fight to the mat, but he is stuffed. After a brief clinch against the fence they are back to striking. McGee gets the takedown. Neer works back to his feet. Half the round is gone, and this fight is up for grabs. McGee gets another takedown, and that could seal this fight for him. Neer goes for a leglock, but McGee easily gets out of it and stays on top. McGee has his back. McGee drops some ground and pound in the final ten seconds.
Bleacher Report scores the round 10-9 McGee, and the fight 29-28 McGee.
Official Result: McGee defeats Neer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
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