Ronda Rousey was here. The UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion will defend her title at the Honda Center in Anaheim next February.
Also on the card, a potential top contender's bout between light heavyweights Dan Henderson (29-8 MMA, 6-2 UFC) and Lyoto Machida (18-3 MMA, 10-3 UFC) will serve as the co-main event, and former featherweight champion Urijah Faber (26-6 MMA, 2-2 UFC) returns for the first time since a July interim bantamweight title loss to Renan Barao as he takes on Ivan Menjivar (25-9 MMA, 4-1 UFC).
Rousey was introduced by UFC President Dana White earlier this month in Seattle and was officially presented with her UFC belt. The former Strikeforce bantamweight champion has a perfect record consisting solely of first-round armbar submissions and has rocketed to international stardom over the past year.
After winning the Strikeforce belt against Misha Tate in March, Rousey defended it in August against Sarah Kaufman. She also appeared on the cover of ESPN Magazine's "Body Issue," was written up in Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone, been featured in specials on Showtime and NBC Sports Network, co-hosted with TMZ and is nominated for a record four World MMA Awards.
White credits Rousey with helping him turn the corner in his opinion of women's MMA. For years, White said he didn't believe women's MMA would find a place in the UFC, not out of a lack of interest in it, but because there weren't yet the level of standout fighters to warrant building a division. But Rousey's rise to stardom in the cage, and her drawing power outside of it, helped change that, and White has said the UFC will build up a women's bantamweight division that obviously already includes Carmouche.
Tickets for UFC 157 go on sale this Friday. It's taking place at the Honda Center in Anaheim on February 23rd.
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