Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche:
There were mixed reactions after UFC President Dana White announced that Rousey had signed with the promotion and they would add a women’s bantamweight division in 2012.
Rousey was named the promotion’s inaugural bantamweight champion, scheduled to headline UFC 157 against Liz Carmouche on February 23, 2013.
For the first time in company history, two females were set to headline a UFC card, the biggest stage in MMA. And Rousey shined. After surviving an early scare, “Rowdy” locked in her signature armbar to finish Carmouche off in the first round.
Rousey opened everyone’s eyes that February night and it was this fight that began her UFC title reign.