Saturday Night, history changes forever in the world of MMA and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The first main event woman’s fight takes place between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche. Liz Carmouche is the only one brave enough to accept this fight and is also the first openly gay fighter within the UFC.
UFC 157 Primetime is a three part mini series leading up to this Saturday’s fight. Watch the Full three episodes of UFC 157 Primetime here! The series follows Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche through their vigorous training and shows you what life is like behind the scenes leading up to this historic fight. Get ready for Rousey vs Carmouche!
UFC 157 PrimetimeÂ Episode 1
UFC 157 PrimetimeÂ Episode 2
UFC 157 PrimetimeÂ Episode 3
Just about one year ago I was in Columbus for Rousey’s fight against the Strikeforce champ, Meisha Tate. Little did I know at the time of this fight that it would become one of the most pivotal fights in MMA history. Leading up to the fight, there was backlash from the veteran fighters who spoke out saying they deserved the title shot. At the time, Rousey only had 2 Strikeforce fights on her resume and 4 total professional fights. ButÂ RowdyÂ Rousey didn’t shut her mouth which ultimately lead her to a shot at the title.
She proved everyone wrong with her 1st round armbar submission over Meisha Tate and then later proved everyone wrong again with a 1st round submission over Sarah Kaufmann. Sarah Kaufmann was also on the card for the Rousey vs. Tate fight and in the press conference professed she was the better fighter and deserved the title shot.
It’s been a lot of fun watching this year unfold for Ronda Rousey. Attending the event with Integrated Fitness, we convinced them to give us Press Passes and got the VIP press treatment for the fights! Below are a few pix from my cell phone I took last March in Columbus at the fight and the Press Conference.
Watching the fights? Let me know who you got your money on!