Last night the UFC scored big with UFC 158. Not only did one of the promotions biggest draw once again successfully defend his title but several worthy welterweight candidates also emerged. The entertaining event saw many things except one, a submission!
The UFC returns to the Land of the Rising Sun tonight with the UFC on FUEL TV 8: Silva vs. Stann. Also returning to Japan is MMA legend Wanderlei Silva, who will be in the night’s five round non-title main event against Brian Stann.
After a long absence from the Japanese market, the UFC returns the Saitama, Japan with the UFC on FUEL TV 8 this weekend for the second time in just over a year. Also making a return to Japan will be Wanderlei Silva who is headlining the card along with Brian Stann.
The first fight of its kind inside the Octagon, Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche did well to represent the female mixed martial artists of the world in their title clash at UFC 157. Defending champion Rousey found herself in trouble right away in this bout, yet using her judo skills and a good bit of patience and grit, she was able to avoid the disaster of a first round submission. Back in control, Rousey turned the tables on her foe, and once again found her trademark armbar before the end of the first round.
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.
Tomorrow Liz Carmouche will challenge the UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in the UFC 157 main event. Today though she appeared on the Ora TV show "The Daily Rehash" to talk with host Eric Artell about her historic fight and how twitter go her the fight with Rousey.
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.