“UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” takes place this evening at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and is headlined with the first ever UFC women’s bout between Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey and former U.S. Marine Liz Carmouche.
ProMMAnow.com will provide LIVE results and play-by-play commentary for UFC 157 beginning with the prelims on Facebook at 6:30 p.m. ET, moving to the prelims on FX at 8 p.m. ET and the Pay-Per-View main card at 10 p.m. ET.
Be sure to check out ProMMAnow.com’s UFC 157 staff picks for our predictions on tonight’s fights. Also, stick around after the fights to watch the UFC 157 post-fight press conference live stream on our homepage.
UFC 157 quick results:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
- Champ Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (4:49) – for women’s bantamweight title
- Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (4:34)
- Court McGee def. Josh Neer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:57)
PRELIMINARY CARD (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
- Brendan Schaub def. Lavar Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Michael Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 2 (2:29)
- Dennis Bermudez def. Matt Grice by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
- Sam Stout def. Caros Fodor by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
- Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine by submission (modified kneebar) Rd 1 (2:57)
- Neil Magny def. Jon Manley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Na-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
UFC 157 play-by-play:
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort
Round 1 – Uppercut from Burrell scores, Villefort catches a kick and puts him on his back. Knee to the body from Villefort, takes his back and locks up a choke with both hooks in, and we just hit the 4 minute mark. That was quick, but Burrell is defending well, tries to get to his feet but gets pulled back down. Burrell gets up, gets free and Villefort stays on the ground, ref lets him up. Big left hook from Burrell, leg kick from Villefort. Nice left hook again. Leg kick from Villefort. Straight left from Burrell, they trade leg kicks. Big leg kick from Villefort. Burrell been working with Bernard Hopkins on his boxing. Leg kick from Villefort. Nice left to body, right uppercut from Burrell. Nice left hook. Catches a kick, trips Villefort and drops some punches on Villefort. Villefort grabs his leg and gets him down. Burrell escapes to his feet but Villefort goes after him with punches. Burrell fires back with big shots and an elbow. Villefort is right there in his face as the square up again. Jab, elbow from Burrell. Great action. PMN has it 10-9 Burrell.
Round 2 – Couple of leg kicks from Villefort in the first 30 seconds. Leaping overhand right from Burrell, right hand, then uppercut. Big body shot and leg kick from Villefort, another big leg kick. Leg kick from Villefort, Burrell catches it and trips him, but he bounces right up. Left hook from Burrell. Front kick from Villefort comes very close to landing on the chin. Nice right uppercut from Burrell. Head kick from Villefort, left to body. Nice left hook, right uppercut from Burrell snaps Villefort’s head back. Straight right. Leg kick from Villefort. Nice jab from Burrell. Right hook from Villefort, left hook to body. This is a great fight. Clinch briefly. Nice leg kick from Burrell. Nice leg kick from Villefort. Uppercut, jab from Burrell. Big leg kick from Villefort. Double jab from Burrell. Leg kick from Villefort. He keeps moving forward pressing the pace though. Nice right from Burrell before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 for Burrell.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Villefort. Takedown from Villefort. Takes his back and locks in a choke with no hooks in though. Burrell escapes and has top position, Villefort escapes and they both stand. Burrell lands a couple punches but Villefort gets the takedown. Burrell gets to his knees and Vilefort takes his back. Burrell stands but Villefort locks up a heel hook, Burrell lands several bombs while he goes for the foot, Villefort bleeding everywhere now from his face, and gives up the foot. Burrell now goes for a guillotine choke, lets it go as they scramble to the feet. Burrell goes for a quick guillotine, lets it go, clinched against the cage with just over a minute to go. Villefort’s face is a bloody mess as Burrell has him pressed to the cage. They separate to the center. Leg kick Burrell, Villefort shoots, stuffed. Front kick to the face and a big uppercut from Burrell. Left hook has Villefort continues to plod forward. Body lock from Villefort looking for the takedown. He backs out, left hook from Burrell and they slug it out until the bell. Amazing way to start the show! PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Burrell. (By the way… PMN is short for Pro MMA Now — if you didn’t know)
OFFICIAL RESULT: Na-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley
Round 1 -Magny gets a takedown early but Manley gets right up, clinched against the cage as Manley looks for the double leg takedown, gives Magny a few left hands to try and help the cause but Magny defends well. Manley lifts up one of his legs still working for the takedown but so far so good for Magny. Boos from the crowd. Manley gets him almost down but Magny gets back upright with his back to the cage, knee to the body from Magny. The crowd doesn’t like this. Magny turns him around, gives him some knees to the thighs, gets underhooks and backs out with a right hand. Big leg kick from Magny. Left jab, quick. Then a right. Clinch up as Manley comes in swinging. Magny presses him to the cage. Manley turns him around, drops levels, underhooks from Magny and he shoves him off. They square up and Magny lands a nice punch combo, front kick before the bell. PMN has it 10-9 for Magny and there’s more boos and a just a few cheers, more like a couple of hand claps.
Round 2 – Left jab from Magny, Manley presses him to the cage looking for that double leg again. Crowd boos him, but he does finally get the takedown. Manley on top in half guard, passes to side control. Magny sweeps him rather easily. Now in side control drops a couple shots before Manley gets to his feet, clinched up as Manley presses him to the cage, drops levels. Magny with a couple big knees stop the takedown attempt and he presses Manley to the cage, backs out, lands several punches as he backs him up across the Octagon, then puts Manley on his back. Magny in side control. Manley gets half guard, tries to sweep, eats some punches but makes it to his feet, pressing Magny to the cage, drops levels. Magny with a knee to body and defending well against the takedown. Big right hand and elbow from Magny as he puts Manley on his back. Manley gets to his knees, rolls to guard. Magny stacks him with punches, rides his back from the side, big knees as Manley gets to his feet. PMN sees it 10-9 Magny.
Round 3 – Leg kick from Magny, Manley backs him up with punches. They exchange some shots, step in uppercut from Magny scores. Nice right counter from Magny, left hook from Manley. Manley breathing hard but still coming forward swinging. Magny puts him on his back, stacks him, but Manley goes for an armbar. Magny stuck right now for the moment, he gets out of immediate danger, they are against the cage with Magny on top in half guard. Magny gets out, stacks him again with big punches, gets full mount, stands up, Manley drops levels looking for the takedown again. It seems he would be going for broke at this point but he’s not. He has less than a minute to go. Looks like he would know he’s down two rounds. Ref separates them. They exchange punches, nice left jab from Magny, they exchange more punches and Magny scores a takedown before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for Neil Magny.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Neil Magny def. Jon Manley by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Brock Jardine vs. Kenny Robertson
Round 1 – John McCarthy is the ref. Good to see you Big John. Leg kick and a high kick from Robertson (green / white trunks). He goes for a takedown but gets caught in a guillotine choke. Jardine readjusts, it’s tight, Robertson pulls his head out, and is on top in half guard. Passes to side control, takes Jardine’s back as he goes to his knees. Flattens him out face down now, drops punches to the side of the head, both hooks in, the roll to their back, looking for the rear-naked choke, Robertson softening him up with punches. Jardine tries rolling side to side, gets to his knees, one foot, Robertson actually grabs one of his legs and stretches it out, while still on his back, for a kneebar!! Holy Sh*t!! I have never seen that! Definitely submission of the night and that even deserves a post-fight interview from Joe, and he gets it. Beautiful. Robertson tells Joe he invented it. See photo below of Kenny Robertson’s modified kneebar submission.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine by submission (modified kneebar) Rd 1 (2:57)
Caros Fodor vs. Sam Stout
Round 1 – Clinch initiated by Sout, dirty boxing from both guys, Stout backs out, right from Fodor who is walking him down, one two, Stout lands a counter but Fodor puts him down against the cage. Stout hits the switch, tres to take Fodor’s back as they stand up. Stout leaning on him against the cage, landing some punches and short elbows, a knee, nice right as he backs out. Fodor walks him down, leg kicks and punches, Stout slips to the ground but hops right up. Clinches, they do a dos-e-do against the cage, back to the dirty boxing and knee exchanges. Fodor looks for an outside trip but Stout hits the inside trip and puts Fodor on his back. Stout inside full guard postures up, moves to half guard. Landing some body body head punches.. Fodor tries to sweep but gets mounted. Stout slams down a big elbow that just misses. Fodor gives up his back and Stout goes for the armbar with 10 seconds left. Fodor scrambles to his knees and the bell sounds. PMN sees it 10-9 Stout.
Round 2 – Matt Hume trains Fodor. Clinch, dirty boxing from Fodor, Stout presses him to cage, Fodor turns him around, Stout does same. They turn and Stout backs out. Big right hand and a knee from Fodor. Clinch, STout presses him back to the cage, gives him some body shots. Knee from Fodor. Stout backs out and Fodor immediately starts walking him down. Couple inside leg kicks from Fodor. Body shot from Stout, two more. Left hook from Fodor. Body, head punch combo, followed by a head kick. Left hook from Fodor connects again, again. Leg kick. Leg kick Stout. Left hook from Stout. Nice lead left hook from Fodor scores yet again. Nice left jab. Big inside leg kick. This constant pressure from Fodor is visibly awkward to deal with from Stout as he clinches up and presses Fodor to the cage. Gives him a knee, backs out. Inside leg kick from Fodor. Jab, he shoots, stuffed by Stout as he presses Fodor to the cage with 30 seconds left. Knee from Stout to the body. Again. Fodor drops levels and gets the takedown before the bell — the very thing Stout’s corner wanted him to do to “win the round” — but Fodor got it instead. PMN sees it 10-9 Fodor.
Round 3 – Body shot from Stout, left hook from Fodor, they clinch up against the cage and dos-e-do. Fodor gets a trip takedown but Stout bounces right up. Clinch, right hand from Fodor, clinch, dirty boxing, body shots from Stout. Knee from Fodor as Stout backs out. Leg kick from Stout, clinch, left hook from Fodor, he gets Stout back down to the ground, but Stout is fighting hard to get up as Fodor controls his legs. Stout gets up as Fodor hangs onto his legs with his hands locked. He gets Stout back down for a brief second, now back against the cage. Ref wants action. Boos from the crowd. Stout backs out of the hug-fest. Leg kick from Fodor. Lands a couple punches as he stalks Stout. Left hand. Fodor goes for a trip. Stout defends. Nice right from Fodor, back to the clinch against the cage. Nice one two from Fodor with 30 seconds left and Stout presses him to the cage. They trade knees and wrestle for takedowns before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 and 29-28 for Fodor.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Sam Stout def. Caros Fodor by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice
Round 1 – Leg kick from Grice, Bermudez ties him up against the cage. Grice turns him around, goes for the trip takedown but Bermudez gets advantage and falls right into mount dropping bombs on Grice, with one of Grice’s arms trapped under his leg so he can’t defend. He somehow gets out and makes his way to his feet, presses Bermudez to cage as he gets stuck in a guillotine. He lifts Bermudez up for a slam but lands on his feet, presses Bermudez to cage still with his head in the guillotine. Now he pops his head out and gives some knees to Bermudez. Leg kick from Grice and a nice left hook. Trade leg kicks. Nice right hand snaps Bermudez’s head back. Front kick from Bermudez, he drives Grice to the cage. Grice breaks out with an elbow and a big left hook. Right from Bermudez, leg kick from Grice but Bermudez backs him up with a few jabs, presses him to the cage, drops levels, lets it go and Grice backs him up with a nice punch combo. Bermudez swings a big overhand right and gets dropped with a left hook. He drops like a sack of potatoes, somehow he survives and gets right up. Man, that would have knocked out A TON of people. But he seems okay or is a great actor. He’s back up in front of Grice trading strikes, he eats another left hook before the bell. PMN has it 10-9 Grice.
Round 2 – Leg kick Bermudez. Grice counters a combo with a left hook that lands behind the head and knocks Bermudez off balance to the ground. He gets up, they exchange and Grice lands another big left hook forcing the clinch from Bermudez, pressing Grice to the cage. Grice backs out, leg kick from Bermudez. They reset in the center. Big swings from Grice just miss. Stiff jab from Grice. Bermudez shoots, gets shoved aside to the ground, hops right up, shoots, stuffed. Left hook from Grice. Body kick from Bermudez. Grice drops levels in the clinch against the cage. He dumps Bermudez to the ground, Bermudez gets to his knees then feet. Grice was on his back but, Bermudez turns around to the clinch against the cage. Grice has a cut on his forehead. Leg kick, left hook from Grice. Nice right hand from Bermudez, he looks for a single, lets it go, nice overhand elbow from Bermudez, Grice pushes him to the cage, drops levels. Bermudez turns him around. Nice left. Scramble, Bermudez almost lands an illegal knee to Grice’s head and they touch gloves to acknowledge the almost accidental blow. Just before the bell Bermudez locks on an arm in guillotine, Grice rolls over, still caught, time up. Close round but PMN has it 10-9 Grice.
Round 3 – Left to body, right to the head from Bermudez. He backs Grice to the cage and drops him with a big uppercut, he’s hurt badly, almost out. Bermudez stays on him with ground and pound on top in half guard dropping elbows and punches. Grice trying to raise up but Bermudez presses him to the cage landing several left hands. Grice gets to his feet, Bermudez lifts him up trying to get him down. Nice left hook from Grice but Bermudez counters with big punches and Grice is wobbled, he fires back, Bermudez is teeing off, Grice is somehow firing back, eyes rolling back, they clinch up. Herb Dean almost stopped the fight, he was about to step in and changed his mind. Body shots from Bermudez, Thai plum and jumping knee from Grice, he gets tagged and wobbled by Bermudez, they clinch up again, dirty boxing, big right, another big right from Bermudez, Grice is wobbled, clinches. He shoves Bermudez off. They re-clinch. 40 seconds left. Huge left hand from Grice backs Bermudez up, spinning back kick scores from Grice. Right hand. Left hand, another, front kick and a left from Bermudez and the crowd is on their feet going wild as the bell sounds. The roar of the crowd lasts for a good 10 seconds or more! Totally and completely SICK ACTION! I gotta give that round to Bermudez 10-9 as he almost stopped him. Grice has a ton of heart, hell, they both do! Definite fight of the night and probably fight of the year thus far!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Dennis Bermudez def. Matt Grice by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Michael Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen
Round 1 – No glove touching. Right to body from Kuivanen. Left from Chiesa. Left from Kuivanen. Front kick from Kuivanen to the body. He probes with a left jab, clinch, knee on the break from Chiesa. High kick from Chiesa and he slips to the ground. Hops back up. Body kick from Chiesa after a few exchanges that miss. Clinch, knee from Chiesa. Kuivanen pushes him to the cage. Chiesa goes for an outside trip, can’t get it. Knees from Kuivanen to the body as Chiesa pushes him to the cage. They dos-e-do around, Kuivanen backs out. Nice right hook and a left from Kuivanen. Chiesa makes a crazy face at him. Kuivanen backs him up with a big left that scores. Kuivanen hops in with a flying knee, Chiesa catches him in the air to put him down, but Kuivanen gets a quick mount then gets up as Chiesa scrambles. Chiesa tosses him back down but Kuivanen gets right back up before the bell. PMN sees it 10-9 Kuivanen.
Round 2 – Kuivanen backs him up with punches, Chiesa ducks down and shoots, pressing Kuivanen to the cage, drops levels. Looking for the single, stands back up and Kuivanen turns Chiesa’s back to the cage. Chiesa gets on Kuivanen’s back and they fall to the ground, has a body triangle in and locks up the choke. Kuivanen grimaces and is fighting to get Chiesa’s arm off his throat, it’s under the chin now and Kuivanen taps out. Chiesa improves to 9-0.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Michael Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 2 (2:29)
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
Round 1 – Heavyweights baby. Johnsons swings, Schaub ties him up and puts him down right away. Schaub caught in half guard as he tries to get to side control. These morons have already started booing. Johnson gets to his butt as he tries to sit up and Schaub locks on an anaconda choke, Johnson is giving him some big punches to the head while he’s being choked. Finally Schaub lets it go and has side control. Johnson gets to his knees, Schaub tries to takes his back as they stand up. Clinched up as they trade knees and Johnson gets the trip takedown, on top in half guard. Under 2 minutes to go. Schaub attacks the leg and uses it to sweep Johnson. Schaub in half guard, hanging out. He looks briefly for an anaconda. Johnson landing some body shots but he’s basically just holding on. Ref wants action. Johnson gets to his feet, knee from Schaub, he gets the trip takedown and is inside full guard. PMN sees it 10-9 Schaub.
Round 2 – Touch gloves. Clinch, body shots from Johnson, to the kidneys. He presses Schaub to the cage, knees to the thighs. Schaub turns him around, gives a knee or two, Johnson turns him around with knees of his own. Big knee to the body and Schaub, uses an outside trip to put him down and take top control in half guard. Elbows to the thighs from Johnson, body shots. Ref wants action. Right hand from Schaub. Schaub trying to pass as Johnson continues to steadily punch him from the bottom. Ref calls for action, stands them up. Schaub looks at the clock, he lands a big right and Johnson walks right through it, clinch, uppercut from Schaub, then he gets the takedown. Schaub is literally fighting for his job here with two losses coming in. More than anything this guy needs a win. Schaub inside full guard using ground and pound. Johnson punching constantly from bottom. He moves to half guard. Ref wants action. Crowd boos. Elbow from Schaub. Schaub finishes out on top with light ground and pound. PMN sees it 10-9 for Schaub. As they stand up the crowd boos and Johnson shrugs.
Round 3 -Schaub misses a big overhand right, clinch. Uppercut from Johnson, he walks after Schaub who is backing up. Schaub shoots and puts him down much to the displeasure of the fans. Johnson opens Schaub up from the bottom, he’s talking to him too, one can only imagine. The ref stands them up. Johnsons swings and Schaub gets another takedown. Schaub in half guard, crowd boos. Schaub gets full mount. Johnson hip escapes and recovers half guard. 2:20 left to go. Schaub drops some left hands on Johnson, now right hands to the body. Schaub trying not to give any space for Johnson to get out. Johnson recovers full guard. Schaub stands up and dives in with a right hand that misses. Schaub goes for a gator-roll choke but can’t get it, recovers top control in half guard. 40 seconds left and Schaub staying busy, sort of, busy enough anyway, not to get stood up. Johnson punching off his back but can’t get out. Schaub helps him up at the bell. PMN has it 10-9 and 30-27 for Schaub. Rogan says it was Schaub’s takedowns that kept in conscious in this fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Brendan Schaub def. Lavar Johnson by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler
Round 1 – Kos takes the center, eats a left counter to a kick. Kos with the takedown as Lawler swings. Kos inside full guard moves toward the cage. Lawler uses butterflies to get to his feet. Kos stays on him and Lawler drops to a knee to prevent the knee. Kos bleeding from his nose. Lawler gets up but Kos holding on to a leg fighting for the takedown, and dumps him on his back. Kos in half guard. Lawler with one buttefly. Kos gets one hook in, arm around his throat, Lawler gets back on his back, one butterfly, gets up as he eats a right hand from Kos. Kos holding onto a single still working for it. Tries turning the corner can’t get the takedown. Ref wants action, calls for it again. Kos lets go the leg, knee to body from Lawler. He sprawls, big left hand from Lawler as he stands over Kos. Kos stuck against the cage, he just covers up and Lawler drops some big bombs on him until Herb Dean stops it. Rogan disagrees with the stoppage, but look Kos was not doing anything, he took 3 or 4 big unanswered shots as he did nothing. Lawler said he wasn’t surprised it was stopped. Said Kos wasn’t coming back from that.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck by TKO (punches) Rd 1 (3:57)
Court McGee vs. Josh Neer
Round 1 – Big John is the ref. Body kick from Court. Big big leg kick. Dirty boxing. Huge right hand from Neer connects. Stuns him or at least gets his attention. Nice right from Court. Josh stalking. One two from Court, leg kick. Body shot, left hook. One two from Neer. Leg kick from Court, left hook. Overhand right from Neer who is walking him down. Big inside leg kick from Court. He staggers Josh with a left. Big leg kick from Neer. One two from Court, body kick to follow. One two from Court, nice combo to the body and head. Leg kick from Neer. Court gives two in return. Nice body head combo and a big body kick, leg kick from Court. His striking is looking amazing. Mixing it up nicely. Remember this is his first fight at 170. Clinch, knee from Court. Left hook from Neer. Body kick from Court hurts Neer, it was to the liver, he has a delayed reaction, eventually he folds up and goes to the ground and Court stays on him with punches. Court goes for a choke as Josh turtles up, locks up a rear naked choke, they roll but time is up and the ref makes him let go. PMN has it 10-9 for Court McGee.
Round 2 – Court takes the center immediately. Leg kick from Neer. Inside leg kick, body kick from Court. Right hook from Neer, left hook. Nice one two, body kick from Court. Catches Neer’s kick, and dumps him to the ground, he gets right up. Court pushes him to the cage, elbow. Nice right to the body and uppercut from Neer. Nice four punch combo from McGee, all finding their mark and snapping Neer’s head back. Neer with several left jabs snapping McGee’s head back. Again. Nice uppercut. McGee tees off with a body head combo. Front head lock and a knee from Neer. Clinch, elbow from McGee, body shots from Neer. Dirty boxing from both guys. Body shot from McGee, body kick to the liver again from McGee. Leg kick from Neer as he continues to move forward. Touches him with jabs, big left hook. Nice right from McGee. McGee slowing down a bit, Neer with a nice combo, Thai plum and a knee. Spinning head kick from McGee, Neer laughs at it, then eats a left hand. PMN has it 10-9 McGee. Close round though. Some could give it to Neer.
Round 3 – McGee looks a lot more fresh. Big leg kick from Neer, inside leg kick. Right hand from Neer, still has a lot of snap. Nice one two from McGee snaps Neer’s head. Neer smirks at a head kick attempt from McGee. Court drops levels for a single leg, presses Neer to cage with some dirty boxing. Neer escapes to the center. Right hand from McGee. Body/head combo from McGee and he dumps Neer on his back. Neer gets to his knees and then feet. McGee tries to het on his back but Neer defends. McGee going for a single, drops down. 2 minutes left in this fight and McGee gets him to the ground. McGee has set the record for the most significant strikes in a welterweight fight already. They scramble on the ground and McGee takes his back with one hook in. Neer turtled up. Moves to his back. McGee stacks him, tries to mount, drops some short elbows and works the ground and pound as he stays over Neer. PMN sees it 10-9 and 30-27 for McGee. Their faces tell the story Mr. Rogan says, and indeed it does as Neer’s face is busted up.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Court McGee def. Josh Neer by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
Round 1 – Faber with a right, clinch, Menjivar with a judo toss takedown. Faber reverses immediately into side control. Short elbows from Faber. Ivan gets half, then full guard. Faber drops several elbows as he postures up. Ivan throws up for an arm. Faber drops punches and Ivan lets it go. Another big elbow from Faber, more elbows from inside full guard. Big elbows from Faber, slicing style. Faber stands over Ivan and eats an upkick that knocks him back for a moment. Ivan grabs his ankle, kicking with the other leg. Faber lays back inside guard and drops several elbows on his way in. One minute to go and Faber continues to stay busy. Ivan gets to his feet, Faber hanging on, and Faber swings around to his back with his feet never even touching the ground — like a monkey, Faber locks in a standing rear naked with 30 seconds to go and Ivan Menjivar taps out while he’s standing. Big win for Faber in this rematch.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar by submission (Rear-Naked Choke) Rd 1 (4:34)
“The California Kid” can’t really lose in his own state can he?
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Round 1 – Touch gloves. Hendo with a leg kick inside, another on the outside. Front kick flashes for Lyoto. Leg kick from Hendo with a punch to follow. Lyoto avoids it. Lyoto hanging back, playing the counterstrike game, waiting to spring. Inside leg kick from Hendo, chases with a punch that Lyoto avoids. Lyoto with a lot of feints seeing how Dan will react. Hendo with his right knee wrapped up, and his left ankle. Left front kick from Lyoto. Dan has that right hand cocked at all times. Body kick from Lyoto, big knee to the body as Dan moves in. Leg kick inside from Dan. 1:30 left in the round. Right counter from Lyoto. Leg kick from Hendo. Big right from Hendo catches Lyoto. Leg kick from Lyoto. Hendon gets a body lock and a couple knees to the body. Lyoto escapes. Body lock, knees from Hendo. Lyoto with a trip takedown before the bell and lands a punch. PMN sees it 10-9 for Hendo.
Round 2 – Leg kick from Hendo. Clinch, right, knee from Dan. Body kick from Lyoto. Front kick to the face from Lyoto scores and snaps Dan’s head back. He chases Lyoto with a few rights but Lyoto is gone like the wind. Two quick rights from Lyoto. Inside leg kick from Hendo and a big knee to the body from Lyoto as Hendo tries to get inside. Right from Lyoto. Inside leg kick from Hendo. Nice body kick from Lyoto. Left hand from Lyoto knocks Dan down, gets right up. Lyoto with a counter right as Dan finds dust. Knee from Lyoto as Dan comes in and lands a left hand. Inside leg kick from Lyoto. Jab from Lyoto. Dan charges with big right hands but Lyoto avoids it all. Spinning back kick from Lyoto. Hendo clearly frustrated. PMN has it 10-9 for Machida.
Round 3 – Huge body kick from Lyoto. This is classic Machida. Hendo gets a clinch and gets Lyoto to the ground somehow. Lyoto inside Machida’s full guard. Body shots from Hendo. Ref wants action. Lyoto with a closed guard just hanging on so far. Short elbow from Hendo. Ref warns Hendo. Lyoto to his feet. Big leg kick inside for Lyoto. One minute to go. A few boos start. Lyoto misses a right, Hendo misses a counter right. Jumping front kick to the face from Lyoto, head kick from Lyoto mostly blocked. Nice right from Lyoto and Dan swings at dust. They both raise their hands as the crowd seems confused at whether to cheer or boo. This is a similar reaction in many Lyoto Machida fights. PMN sees it 10-9 and 29-28 for Machida. It just depends on how the judges score this. They may not like Lyoto’s counter-fighting as Hendo was the one coming forward pretty much the whole fight.
OFFICIAL RESULT: Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rogan asks Machida what he thinks about the crowd booing. Lyoto says, “Sorry, the fight wasn’t great for you. Next time…” The crowd boos more.
Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche
Round 1 – Talk about intense. Big John is the ref. Appropriate. History. Hold on to your hats. Jabs from Ronda, clinch against the cage. Headlock and uppercut from Rousey, she drops Liz to the ground and has her head. Liz jumps on her back, both hooks in as Ronda is standing trying to pry her hands off. Liz cranking her neck, Rousey shakes her off to the ground. Rousey standing over her now as Liz throws up kicks. Ronda throws some punches, now Ronda lays on top of her and has her head locked again. Ronda giving her some punches to the face while holding the schoolyard choke. Liz squirming, gives some knees to Ronda’s back. Ronda trying to trap her arm but continues to land short punches. Liz trying to triangle Ronda from the bottom. Ronda gets on top in armbar position. She rolls with it with 30 seconds left. Liz defending well. Ronda pries it and Liz taps. One more down baby! One more time! Well-earned and tough fight with a Marine!
OFFICIAL RESULT: Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche by submission (armbar) Rd 1 (4:49)
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