UFC 157 went down on Saturday night in front of an announced crowd of 15,525 fans at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. That crowd was there to witness the first-ever women’s fight in UFC history, a matchup that pitted inaugural UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey against Liz Carmouche. This was a bout that, no matter the pre-fight narrative, would have a huge effect on the future of WMMA in the UFC.
That future was secured, and the UFC brass, along with the women the promotion recently signed, breathed a collective sigh of relief when Rousey forced the tap from Carmouche late in the first round by armbar.
Unlike the main event, the night’s co-main event between Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida failed to live up to any real type of hype. The fighters spent most of the time at distance, and when the fight did go to the ground, nothing significant developed.
Prior to the co-main event, former WEC champion Urijah Faber, in what might have been a UFC-career-ending bout had he lost, managed to submit Ivan Menjivar with a rear-naked choke while hanging from Menjivar’s back.
You can check out the highlights from those fights right here, and if you need the full results from UFC 157, well, here you go:
Ronda Rousey defeats Liz Carmouche via submission at 4:39 of Round 1
Lyoto Machida defeats Dan Henderson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Urijah Faber defeats Ivan Menjivar via submission at 4:34 of Round 1
Court McGee defeats Josh Neer via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Robbie Lawler defeats Josh Koscheck via TKO at 3:57 of Round 1
Brendan Schaub defeats Lavar Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Mike Chiesa defeats Anton Kuivanen via submission at 2:29 of Round 2
Dennis Bermudez defeats Matt Grice via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Sam Stout defeats Caros Fodor via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Kenny Robertson defeats Brock Jardine via submission at 2:57 of Round 1
Neil Magny defeats Jon Manley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)