The historic UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche event goes down tonight from Anaheim, California’s Honda Center in the beautiful county of Orange.
The evening’s pay-per-view card kicks off at 7:00 P.M. PT.
BJPENN.COM will be providing up to the minute action in this live-play-by-play for those who can’t watch the event.
JOSH KOSCHECK VS. ROBBIE LAWLER
Round 1 – Koscheck comes out hard, lands a couple of shots. Shortly after, Koscheck takes Lawler to the ground. Lawler gets to his feet quickly only to be taken down by Koscheck once more. Lawler stands up yet again. Koscheck goes for another takedown and Lawler sprawls and stuffs it. Lawler works to get in position for anaconda choke. As he stand and lands a hard punch to the head. Koscheck stiffens, Lawler stands over him and lands punches until the fight is stopped. Fight may have been stopped prematurely.
Robbie Lawler wins via TKO at 3:57 of Round 1
COURT MCGEE VS. JOSH NEER
Round 1 – Mcgee swinging early. Neer and Mcgee both land good head punches but don’t cause much damage early. Both fighters seem to be going for the knock out early. Good inside leg kick by Mcgee. Mcgee lands punch and Neer staggers but recovers quickly.Good combinations by Mcgee, landing almost every punch. Mcgee lands kick to the body followed up by another great punch combo. Another kick to the body (liver) hurts Neer. He is in obvious pain but still standing. After some body punches Neer goes the the ground but Mcgee doesn’t take advantage of situation. Mcgee takes Neer’s back and goes for rear naked choke but time runs out.
Round 2 – Neer’s face looks pretty beat up as round starts. Mcgee starts with a couple kicks to the body. Neer goes for kick, Mcgee catches it and drops Neer. Neer gets right back up. Mcgee had Neer against the fence. Neer lands nice combo finished off with uppercut to get Mcgee off. Mcgee follows up with a couple nice jabs. Both fighters landing solid jabs. Neer lands uppercut and Mcgee tries to take Neer to the ground but is stuffed. Neer lands a few good body shots. Neer’s punches seem to be causing more damage than Mcgee’s towards the end of the round.
Round 3 – Fighters exchange punches. Mcgee has Neer against the fence again and is sneaking in some punches but causing no damage. Neer gets out of it but gets taken down shortly after. First take down of the fight. Neer gets up without much trouble but Mcgee still has him against the fence. Mcgee picks him up and takes him to the ground again. Neer in full guard. With Neer on his back, Mcgee stand and tries to land punches. Neer goes for triangle but gets flipped over and Mcgee takes his back. Seemed to have a chance at a rear naked choke but Neer gets out of it. With Mcgee on top, he lands some elbows and hammer fists as round ends.
Court Mcgee wins by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
URIJAH FABER VS. IVAN MENJIVAR
Round 1 – Menjivar takes Faber down. Faber reverses it and ends up on top, in side control. Menjivar tries a hip escape and ends up in full guard. Menjivar going for triangle choke but not really coming close. Faber lands a couple big shots while on top. Faber stars to throw and land elbows, at least 5 good ones. Faber stands to get a better angle and Mejivar gets him with a good upkick, but Faber not in trouble. Faber on top again. Good ground and pound by Faber, still landing elbows. Menjivar stands but Faber is hanging on his back. Faber gets a body triangle on lock, going for the standing rear-naked choke. He squeezes tight and gets the choke under the chin. Menjivar taps out.
Urijah Faber wins via Submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of Round 1
DAN HENDERSON VS. LYOTO MACHIDA
Round 1 – Fight starts slow. Both fighters feeling each other out. Machida throws a couple of kicks. Both are blocked. Machida keeping his distance, as expected. Machida faking kicks to see how Henderson will react. Henderson clinches Machida but only lasts a second. With a 1:20 left, both fighters still staying far from each other. Henderson goes in for punch and Machida counters and lands a punch. Henderson wraps up Machida shortly and lands a couple of knees. Machida trips Henderson, lands on top and lands a few good punches as round ends.
Round 2 – Henderson goes for punch and Machida counters with strong body kick. Machida lands head punch shortly after. A good punch combination by Machida as Henderson barely misses a right punch. Henderson goes to wrap Machida and gets a knee to the body. Henderson catches another knee while trying to get close. Henderson goes for the big right a couple of times but not there. Machida tries spinning back kick to the body but it’s blocked. No significant punch or kick landed by either figher. Machida is keeping the distance he wants.
Round 3 – Machida gets body kick followed by solid punch. Henderson closes the distance and takes Machida to the ground. Machida in full guard. Machida is hugging Henderson tight and not allowing him to land any punches. Henderson able to land some elbows to the ribcage. Machida is able to get up and lands a good leg kick. Goes for the kick again but it’s blocked. Machida lands a jumping front kick and a high kick with less than 30 seconds left. With the lack of action in this fight, the hits landed will hold a lot of weight.
Lyoto Machida wins by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
CHAMP RONDA ROUSEY VS. LIZ CARMOUCHE
Round 1 – Rousey starts fast with jabs, closes distance, has Carmouche against the cage and takes her to the ground. Carmouche reverses and takes Rousey’s back as Rousey stands. Carmouche going for the standing rear naked choke, came extremely close but Rousey was able to finally shake her off. Carmouche is on her back as Rousey stands over her and Rousey pounces on top. Rousey landing plenty of head shots and prevents Carmouche from improving position. Rousey mounts and gets into armbar position. Carmouche is fighting as hard as she can by locking her arms with one another. Rousey tries to pry the arm off and finally does. Carmouche taps out.
Ronda Rousey wins by Submission (armbar) at 4:49 of Round 1.
Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck via TKO at 3:57 of Round 1
Court Mcgee def. Josh Neer via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via Submission (rear-Naked choke) at 4:34 of Round 1
Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via Submission (armbar) at 4:49 of Round 1
MAIN CARD: (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
Court McGee vs. Josh Neer
Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler
PRELIMINARY CARD: (FX, 8 p.m. ET)
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
Mike Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen
Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice
Caros Fodor vs. Sam Stout
PRELIMINARY CARD: (Facebook, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Brock Jardine vs. Kenny Robertson
Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort