There was a time when UFC President Dana White thought that women and octagon doesn't fit at all. Meaning, women would never fight inside the UFC Octagon. But that thought of him vanished when Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche made a history by stepping and fighting inside the worlds most popular cage.
Ronda Rousey defeated her opponent Liz Carmouche via an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title fight at UFC 157. Ronda Rousey's victory made a great history in the UFC, this is her first official win of the very first UFC women's bout.
Ronda Rousey, who is still undefeated professionally defended her belt convincingly with her swift moves that forced Carmouche to tap out which is what the crowd wanted to see. UFC President Dana White is surely impressed on how Ronda Rousey's charisma, athleticism and skills drawn out much larger amount of crowd in attendance for a UFC title bout. For sure he anticipated it very well because he even placed the Ronda Rousey vs Liz Carmouche bout as the main event for a pay-per-view show.
As for the record, Ronda Rousey, the armbar assassin, has won all of her 7 professional MMA fights (including this first win on the octagon) via an armbar at the very first round. Armbar is a deadly and professional Judo move wherein Ronda Rousey is a known blackbelter and expert.
Ronda Rousey now holds the title of first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is the #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world (via MMARising, MMAWeekly and other publications). She is also ranked #1 at 135 pounds according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings. She is well known by the names of Rowdy and The Armbar Assassin.
How Ronda Rousey changed women's MMA, whether she meant to or not via USAToday.Com
Ronda Rousey's History Making Victory at UFC 157 via FoxNews.Com