This past year was yet another really good one for the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. The UFC introduced the women’s bantamweight division, Champions fell while stars began to rise and promotions like, Bellator, Invicta FC, WSOF and the XFC continued to grow.
The UFC 157 main event delivered, while the co-main event not so much. UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche fought a back and forth one round last night that might have ended in a familiar way, but still delivered in every way. Not only did the fight raise the stock of Rousey and women’s MMA in general but for the challenger Carmouche as well.
The historic day is finally here and all the hype and talk leading up to UFC 157 will give way to the action. The first preliminary fight takes place on Facebook at approximately 3:45pm PT / 6:45pm ET before they are completed on FX. The UFC 157 main card which is headlined by the first ever women’s bout inside the UFC Octagon will air on PPV starting at 7pm PT / 10pm ET.
The majority of the talk surrounding this Saturday’s UFC 157 has been about the first ever women’s MMA about and Ronda Rousey. This is not a bad thing at all as it brings some much-needed attention to women who compete in the sport. There is however more fights than just the UFC 157 main event and some of them are pretty good too.
History will be made in the main event of UFC 157, as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche battle for the first Women's title in the first UFC women's bout. That's hardly all that we have in store though, as Machida and Henderson battle for a title shot at 205lbs, and many interesting Strikeforce fighters invade the UFC.
Less than a third of the UFC on FX 3 fighters were issued medical suspensions today by the Florida State Boxing Commission, who oversaw Friday’s event. In all there were seven fighters suspended out of the overall 24 UFC on FX 3 fighters.
Those of you that are already having some TUF Live withdraw can get their Friday night fix with tonight’s UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall. Live from South Florida by way of the Harley-Davidson Hometown Throwdown, the UFC lands in the BankAtlantic Center with 12 bouts across Facebook, FUEL TV and concluding on FX.
If the stars align and or people can add, Tomorrows UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall will finally set up the promotions first ever flyweight championship fight. The two fighters that ushered the flyweights into the UFC will now be the first 125 pound fighters to headline a UFC card as Demetrious Johnson and Ian McCall look to earn a title shot against Joseph Benavidez.