If you are a fan of MMA, you’ll remember the day female fighters stepped foot inside the Octagon.
Below is the complete fight replay and play-by-play from that night:
Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Liz Carmouche for the UFC female bantamweight championship
It’s main event time, and history time, as females fight for the first time in the UFC. Ronda Rousey (6-0) defends her UFC title against Liz Carmouche (7-2). Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy will serve as the only man inside the Octagon. Both fighters had plenty of emotion on their faces as they walked to the cage.
Round 1: Rousey comes right out, closes the distance and is clinching Carmouche up against the fence. Rousey gets the takedown up against the fence, and Carmouche takes her back. Carmouche is looking to secure a rear-naked choke, but Rousey is blocking the body triangle attempt. Carmouche is cranking on the face, and Rousey shakes her off. That was a serious submission hold by Carmouche that Rousey was able to fight off. Her face started turning red. Rousey drops down, is in side control. Carmouche is looking to flip her way to the back again. Rousey with a headlock and is throwing lefts unguarded. Carmouche attempting a triangle from the bottom, but Rousey rolls over into armbar position as we go under a minute. Carmouche rolling and holding tightly to avoid it. Carmouche is not letting Rousey break her arms apart, but she does and scores the submission with just seconds left in the round.
Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of Round 1 to retain the UFC female bantamweight title