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Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche “Honored” To Be In UFC’s First Female Fight

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche will make history Saturday night when they compete in the main event of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche. The bout will be the first-ever female fight in Octagon history.

During a pre-fight press conference on Thursday, both were asked what it means to be making history with this opportunity.

“It’s an honor, a dream come true,” Carmouche said. “When I first got into MMA, I imagined being part of history. I can’t put into words (what this means). It’s an honor and I am grateful for the experience.”

Rousey, who has skyrocketed to fame since claiming the Strikeforce women’s title, echoed those thoughts, but added, “it’s a huge deal, but I’m not going to sit back and enjoy it until after the fight is done.”