For the first time in their near twenty year history the Ultimate Fighting Championship held their first female bout. Rousey, the Olympian, pushed female mixed martial arts beyond the peripheral views of the sport to center stage in Anaheim, Calif. The judoka did what she has done in all seven of her professional mixed martial arts bouts, win by first-round armbar. De Santis and Encarnacao recap the hype, the fight, and what it all means going forward.
Along with Rousey-Carmouche digestion, the guys discuss UFC 157 from top to bottom. Including the split-decision victory for Lyoto Machida, the submission victory for Urijah Faber, and where the UFC’s female division might go next. The guys also take listener calls, emails, and tweets. Don’t miss the best late stoppage in mixed martial arts, “Beatdown After The Bell” on the Sherdog Radio Network. Listen to the show here.