In the main event Ronda Rousey successfully defended her title for the first time and earned the right to finally call herself a UFC Champion.
Challenger Liz Carmouche put made a valiant effort and put Rousey in a compromising position early, but the champion persevered and finished the bout via her signature arm bar in the very first round.
In the co-main event a pivotal light-heavyweight fight went down between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson. After 15-minutes of action Machida walked away the victor via split-decision. The victory likely sets him up for a second shot against UFC champion Jon Jones.
The rest of the card was packed with entertaining bouts that surely left the California crowd feeling the night was more than worth the price of admission.
Your full UFC 157 results are as follows:
Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:49
Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:34
Court McGee def. Josh Neer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:57
Brendan Schaub def. Lavar Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Michael Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 2:29
Dennis Bermudez def. Matt Grice via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Sam Stout def. Caros Fodor via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine via submission (kneebar) – Round 1, 2:57
Neil Magny def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Nan-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)