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Rousey vs. Carmouche at UFC 157
At UFC 157 Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche became the first women to fight in the UFC, fought the first UFC women’s bantamweight championship and were the first women to headline a pay-per-view, as I’m sure you’ve all heard by now.
With much hype leading up to the fight, these ladies delivered. Although Rousey submitted Carmouche in the first round, just like every one of Rousey’s previous fights, the back-and-forth action from the two were enough to make this list.
Carmouche gave Rousey a run for her money, putting her in two submissions. It appeared as if Rousey was not living up to the hype, but escaped both and worked for an armbar.
If there wasn’t as much hype leading up to this fight, it wouldn’t be nearly as entertaining.