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The obvious headline going into UFC 157 was the main event between the first women to ever step into the Octagon, and they didn’t disappoint.
Ronda Rousey, a former Olympian, has had an impressive career to date. Her first six professional MMA fights were all victories and were all first-round submissions via her infamous armbar.
While Liz Carmouche is certainly no pushover, she obviously was not enough for the UFC’s newest champion.
At one point, Carmouche looked to be on the verge of a huge upset until Rousey regained her composure and locked in her famous submission.
While it is surely too early to say that Rousey is the most dominant UFC champion today, she is certainly making a case for herself.
What’s funny is that everyone knows what Rousey is going to try to do, and yet nobody can stop her. For months these fighters train to defend against her submission hold, and yet they are unsuccessful time and time again.
While this was just the first of many women’s fights in the UFC, Rousey has certainly set the bar. Fans everywhere should be excited about where this sport is going.