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UFC 157: Rousey Vs. Carmouche Results

Welcome to FightLine’s live coverage of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche.

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Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort

We begin the Facebook prelims in the welterweight division, as Nah-Shon Burrell (8-2) takes on Yuri Villefort (6-1). All three Facebook prelim bouts go down at 170 pounds. The referee will be Jason Herzog. Burrell did miss weight by over five pounds, forfeiting a portion of his purse to Villefort.

Round 1: Boxer vs. wrestler bout here, as Burrell wants to stand and trade, which is how things get started. Villefort, though, catches a kick and trips him to the ground, moving quickly to the back. Villefort locks in the hooks and is working for a rear-naked choke a minute in. Burrell fights out of it, but Villefort remains locked in. Burrell gets out and up, and wants the fight standing. Villefort lands a nice leg kick, which Burrell answers with his own. Another nasty kick to the lead leg by Villefort. Burrell goes to the body and drops Villefort, pounces, but gets his leg caught. Burrell avoids the knee lock, but Villefort slides on top. Burrell switches things, stands up and starts walking away, but Villefort jumps to his feet and lands a big right. Burrell with an elbow, and we have a fight on our hands as the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Villefort

Round 2: Burrell knocks Villefort down again, and again, walks away. He wants him up and standing, but might want to stop just turning his back, as it allows the Brazilian a chance to attack. Villefort with his own power punches, but Burrell answers back. Big overhand right by Burrell connects. High kick connects by Villefort to the face, and he combos it up with a body shot. Villefort peppering the body, and the two exchange knee strikes. Burrell with a leg kick that nearly sweeps Villefort off his feet. Uppercut-jab combo from Burrell, as blood starts pouring from his opponents face.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Burrell

Round 3: Villefort tucks and goes right for a takedown, which he gets with ease. Quickly to the back and going under the chin for a rear-naked choke, but Burrell gets out. Villefort slides under, Burrell defends and they are standing again. Villefort looking to lock up the heel, while Burrell bloodies his face with several lefts and rights. Villefort still has the leg, but his unable to defend the onslaught of punches and has to release the hold. Burrell worked for a guillotine, but couldn’t get it. Burrell back to the guillotine, but had just one arm locked in and couldn’t secure it. Kick to the face courtesy of Burrell, as Villefort isn’t hitting him with anything of meaning. Shoot attempt, work for a single-leg but unable to get it. Burrell landed over 100 significant strikes, including 96 head ones, while Villefort scored four takedowns.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Burrell

Nah-Shon Burrell def. Yuri Villefort via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Jon Manley vs. Neil Magny

A pair of Ultimate Fighter alums square off at welterweight next, as Jon Manley (7-2) battles Neil Magny (7-2). Both advanced to the semifinals of the 16th season of TUF. The referee is Herb Dean.

Round 1: Manley with a flurry and he ties Magny up against the cage. Manley attempting a big double-leg, but Magny fends it off. Manley working hard for the takedown, and Magny fighting just as hard to defend it. Several rounds of booing by the crowd after that thrilling first bout, as this one has featured more jockeying against the fence than anything. Not worth booing in my book, but to each his own. Break from the clinch and Magny with a solid kick to the body. Manley working again for a takedown, but is denied for the seventh time this round. Solid combo lands by Magny to finish off the first five minutes.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Magny

Round 2: Nate Marquardt, in the corner of Magny, asks him if he is having fun and offers a big pat on the back between rounds. Manley finally gets the takedown, and is working in side control. Manley gets too high and Magny rolls him right over to his own back and is in side control himself, doing damage. Pair of knees to the body by Magny connect. Magny in a dominant position, landing several big blows to the head. Manley fights to his feet and is working for another takedown. Magny has Manley tied up and hits another knee to the body. Massive right, and a knee, followed by a takedown from Magny as we go under a minute.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Magny

Round 3: Magny looking to counter a fast-charging Manley, landing a solid right. Another right, but Manley connects with his own left. Magny with a takedown, and goes 12-to-6 with a big right. Dropping down and Manley goes to guard. Manley looking for an armbar, as he has it tied up with his legs. Just under three minutes left, so plenty of time for Manley to work this submission. Magny fights out of the armbar and moves to mount, landing a nice right and some ground-and-pound. Magny goes to take the back, but is unable to do anything with the position. The ref steps in and separates with 30 seconds to go. Stiff left lands from Magny to finish off the round. Magny completes his fourth takedown to secure the victory – likely.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Magny

Neil Magny def. Jon Manley via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Kenny Robertson vs. Brock Jardine

Our third and final Facebook prelim welterweight contest pits Kenny Robertson (11-2) against Brock Jardine (9-2). John McCarthy will be the third man inside the Octagon.

Round 1: Robertson with a swift inside leg kick, scores a takedown, but Jardine is working a guillotine. Robertson nearly slipped out, but Jardine tightened the grip. Robertson continues to work and gets out, winding up in top position. Pass by Robertson and quickly to the back, working for his own choke hold. Big right lands by Robertson and he flattens him out and unloads to the head. A roll and Robertson goes for another rear-naked choke. Jardine fends it off, for now, as Robertson is still on his back. Robertson switches to a leg lock and Jardine is forced to tap quickly. Jardine left his left leg exposed, and Robertson grabbed it and pulled. Just a nasty submission from Robertson.

Kenny Robertson def. Brock Jardine via submission (kneebar) at 2:57 of Round 1

Sam Stout vs. Caros Fodor

We open up the FX-televised prelims in the lightweight division, as Sam Stout (18-8-1) welcomes Caros Fodor (7-2) to the Octagon. Fodor is a Strikeforce import, who lost to Pat Healy in his last fight. The referee will be Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Stout tries to tie him up right away, but is unsuccessful. Fodor with a knee inside the clinch, as Stout ties him up against the fence. Another knee by Fodor, and one to the knee of Stout lands, as well. Right from Stout stuns Fodor, who shoots and scores with a takedown. Stout reverses and takes the back, tying him up against the fence again and unloading with a right. Stout trying to land an elbow, but it gets partially blocked. Stout with a takedown, but Fodor doing a nice job of not letting him pass. Stout gets mount position with 40 seconds left in the round. Fodor gives up his back with 30 seconds remaining, as Stout transitions into an armbar attempt, but Fodor survives the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stout

Round 2: The two meet head-on, and clinch up against the fence again. A combined 79 strikes were landed in the first, with most being short, precise shots. Stout with a big right, and ties him up against the fence, landing a pair of body shots. Body-body-head kick combo thrown by Stout, a very nice series of strikes from the Canadian. Stout appears much more confident with his striking, a stark contrast from his last fight. Left hook to the body from Stout.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Stout

Round 3: Fodor coming directly at Stout again, lands a nice left-right combo. Fodor with a trip takedown, but Stout quickly back to his feet. Fodor scores a takedown and is able to control him this time, but not advance his position at all. Fodor needs to do something here as we head under two minutes, as I have Stout up through two rounds. Big left connects from Fodor, but he is denied the takedown. Sixty seconds left, and Fodor hits a solid right jab.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Fodor

Sam Stout def. Caros Fodor via split (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice

Featherweights hit the Octagon, as Dennis Bermudez (9-3) takes on Matt Grice (15-4). The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Bermudez lands a stiff right and ties up Grice against the fence. Both men like to use their wrestling background to impose their will. Grice with a takedown, but Bermudez rolls over and lands in mount, firing off several uncontested rights to the face. An elbow gets through, as Bermudez continues to punish by tying up the right arm of Grice. Bermudez landed 40 significant strikes during the brief period of action. Bermudez working the neck, but unable to secure a choke and forced to release it. Exchange of rights and leg kicks by the two. Grice with a left hook-elbow combo that excites Joe Rogan at Octagon-side. Bermudez with a leg kick-jab that rocks Grice, closing the distance, dropping for a single-leg, but unable to get it. Grice makes him pay on the break, and floors Bermudez with a vicious left hook that drops him. Bermudez is back up, and fighting for survival with his wrestling skills. Grice finishes the round with another combo.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Grice

Round 2: Grice’s striking is on point, as he floors Bermudez and lands another left hook again just seconds later. Grice shoots, and Bermudez doing a nice job of fighting it off as he switches to a double-leg attempt and scores. Grice quickly transitions to the back, but Bermudez is able to reverses things. Grice has a cut on his forehead, as Bermudez was able to catch him coming in earlier in the round. Flying right from Bermudez connects, but he’s unable to score with the takedown attempt. Illegal knee by Bermudez, but no stoppage and the round comes to an end as Bermudez is unable to finish off a choke.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Grice

Round 3: Bermudez storms after Grice, knowing he is down, and drops him. Bermudez pounces and is looking to finish, teeing off on Grice with uncontested lefts and rights. Short elbows are blooding up the face of Grice, as he has the left arm tied up. Bermudez with an uppercut and several jabs, and is now just throwing everything at a wobbling Grice. Grice is trying to fight back, and is somehow standing still. Another knee by Bermudez, but Grice catches a kick and has survived for now. The ref nearly stopped it, starting to step in but decided to back up. Great job of officiating by Herb Dean. Vicious uppercut by Bermudez lands, as he throws a spinning back kick but misses. Bermudez is just throwing everything he can, jabs, uppercuts, knees, but Grice is still standing – somehow. Both men are exhausted, as they nearly fall over. Less than 40 seconds left, and Grice connects with a left. They end the round throwing everything they can at each other. What an incredible fight between two men who left it all inside the Octagon.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Bermudez

Dennis Bermudez def. Matt Grice via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Mike Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen

A pair of lightweights square off next, as former Ultimate Fighter winner Mike Chiesa (8-0) takes on Anton Kuivanen (17-5). John McCarthy is the referee in charge.

Round 1: Chiesa declines a touch of gloves at the start. Pair of stiff jabs get through from Chiesa and connect. A lot of jockeying for position, as the two exchange knees inside the clinch. Chiesa was doing a good job of using his reach advantage, but that is negated when they are tied up. Kuivanen catches him against the fence and lands a combo. Kuivanen is throwing knockout strikes at each opportunity, throwing a flying knee but it gets caught. Chiesa goes for the takedown, and Kuivanen gains mount for a brief moment. Another wild scramble and the round comes to an end.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Kuivanen

Round 2: Working for position, Chiesa takes the back and locks in a hook. They tumble to the ground, with Chiesa locking in a body triangle and working for a choke. The right arm is nearly secure under the chin with plenty of time left in the round. Chiesa switches to the left as the choke arm, and “The Maverick” is able to tighten the grip and secure the submission, improving to 9-0 in his career.

Mike Chiesa def. Anton Kuivanen via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 2

Brendan Schaub vs. Lavar Johnson

Our prelim main event fight is up next, as heavyweights Brendan Schaub (8-3) and Lavar Johnson (17-6) finally square off. They were originally set to meet in December, but an injury forced Johnson out. The referee will be Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Johnson throws a huge right, but misses and Schaub scores a takedown. “The Hybrid” quickly into side control, but is only able to stick in half-guard as Johnson traps a leg. Schaub grabs a guillotine as Johnson tries to get up. Johnson firing off with huge rights to the face while being choked in an arm-triangle. Schaub unable to secure the submission, as he had to get away from the rights being thrown by Johnson off his back. That was an interesting situation, as Schaub had a side choke locked in, but Johnson was unleashing with rights. Back to their feet and Johnson is quick to attack, throwing a pair of big knees and getting a takedown with a trip. Schaub sweeps himself into half-guard and out of harms way.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Schaub

Round 2: Schaub with a takedown and into half-guard, seeking another head-and-arm choke. Not much action, as Johnson is doing a good job of keeping Schaub from advancing, and the ref steps in to stand them back up. Johnson with a huge left, and Schaub goes for a takedown but is denied. Knee to the chin by Schaub, and he scores with a takedown. The Hybrid remains on top, but isn’t doing much damage and is constantly being told by the ref to keep working.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Schaub

Round 3: Big miss by Schaub, and Johnson hammers away but cannot avoid the takedown. Quickly, the crowd starts booing as the match goes to the ground. Johnson appears to be talking trash to Schaub, as the ref steps in and stands them up. Blood pouring from the face of Schaub, who quickly takes Johnson down. Schaub finally gets the mount position with just under three minutes to go. No damage done, and he goes back to half-guard. Johnson fighting off his back, but Schaub attempts a gator roll choke, and moves back to half guard. It wasn’t the most exciting of fights, but Schaub did what he had to do to survive.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Schaub

Brendan Schaub def. Lavar Johnson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler

We kick-start the pay-per-view main card in the welterweight division, as former No. 1 contender Josh Koscheck (17-6) returns from a 10-month layoff to face Robbie Lawler (19-9). Lawler is fighting in the UFC again for the first time since 2004. The referee will be Herb Dean.

Round 1: Lawler with a smirk, and Koscheck comes out right after him. Lawler backs Koscheck up against the fence, but “Kos” scores with a quick takedown. Lawler sweeps and gets to his feet, though Koscheck retains control and shifts to working a leg for another takedown. Some blood pouring from the nose of Kos, who gets the takedown. So far, this match has been just like the previous one between Lavar Johnson and Brendan Schaub. Lawler catches him with a sharp knee, and sprawls out of the takedown. Lawler catches Kos, pounces and finishes this one off quickly. Koscheck appears to be upset about the stoppage, as it did some fast but he was not defending himself at all as Lawler unloaded with several lefts and rights.

Robbie Lawler def. Josh Koscheck via TKO (strikes) at 3:57 of Round 1

Court McGee vs. Josh Neer

Back to the welterweight division, as Court McGee (13-3) debuts at 170 pounds against Josh Neer (33-12-1). John McCarthy will be the referee.

Round 1: McGee throwing solid combos, landing everything on the chin of Neer. Neer with a powerful leg kick that nearly takes McGee to the ground. Cut on Neer’s face already from the offensive attack by McGee. Halfway through the round and “The Crusher” has landed 42 strikes already. Straight left connects by McGee, who is picking him apart, as Neer continues to tell him to come and get him. Right by McGee, straight left and a knee inside the clinch. Neer is doubling over from a liver shot, and McGee notices and hits it again, dropping Neer. McGee has him on the ground and is unloading, but is unable to get the finish as the round ends.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Round 2: Neer did not look like he wanted to continue the fight in between rounds. Seemed very discontent after McGee landed over 100 strikes in the round. McGee, again, landing everything – strikes, kicks. Neer throws a big right but misses. Neer appears to be finding a bit of his offense, landing some big shots. Trio of jabs connect by Neer, as McGee starts defending a little more. Big right by Neer, and McGee answers back to the body. Neer working the body now, landing a big left that forces McGee to fight back. Another left by Neer and he taunts McGee, telling him to come and get some.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Neer

Round 3: McGee’s corner told him that Neer’s smiles were just a way of hiding the pain inflicted. We shall see going forward. McGee with a combo, and another, as Neer fires off a powerful right. McGee is over 200 significant strikes landed in the fight with three-plus minutes left. McGee gets a leg and scores the first takedown of the fight. He takes the back, throws in a hook, and Neer is able to get to his feet. Another takedown by McGee, who avoids a leg lock attempt by Neer. McGee with a hook in and on the back with a minute left, breaking Neer down. McGee went for the choke, but was unable to get it and settled for some ground-and-pound to finish the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for McGee

Court McGee def. Josh Neer via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar

We head to the bantamweight ranks for a rematch from 2006, as former WEC champion Urijah Faber (26-6) takes on Ivan Menjivar (25-9). Faber earned the win via DQ back in 2006. The referee will be Jason Herzog.

Round 1: Menjivar with a big overhand right that catches Faber on the back of the head. Faber unloads with his own left, and Menjivar scores a huge takedown. Faber rolls him over to his back and is in side control. Faber working to tie up his arms and unload with some ground-and-pound. Full-guard for Menjivar, who is likely looking to trap an arm and lock in a submission from his back. Faber with a big left that gets through. Elbow from Faber connects, and another, followed by a third – all from inside the guard. Menjivar gets up, but Faber spiders his way onto his back and has his legs locked with 30 seconds left. Faber going for a standing rear-naked choke and he gets it, forcing Menjivar to submit.

Urijah Faber def. Ivan Menjivar via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:34 of Round 1

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida

The co-main event will determine the No. 1 contender in the UFC’s light heavyweight division, as ex-Strikeforce and PRIDE champion Dan Henderson (29-8) takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida (18-3). Herb Dean is the referee for this one.

Round 1: Henderson with a brace on his left ankle and a wrap on his right knee. He’s looking to pepper the leg with some kicks at the start. Big inside leg kick from Henderson connects and he rushes in but is unable to unload the right hand. Crowd is definitely into this fight, from the entrances to the first few minutes, the Honda Center sounds louder than it has all night. Chant of “USA” starts for “Hendo.” Machida remains strong in his karate stance, and fakes a big kick. Counter by Machida, as he moves away from the right. Machida with a right as Henderson comes in with a kick, and he also misses a big right hand. This time, Hendo catches him with a right and clinches, but Machida gets away. They tie up as the round comes to an end, and it’s Machida who gets the takedown and a little punishment as the bell sounds.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Round 2: Kick to the body by Machida stops an attack by Henderson. Front kick to the face lands from Machida, and Henderson is unable to land anything in retaliation. Henderson stalking now, trying to cut the Octagon off and trap Machida. Machida hits with a knee as Hendo drops for a takedown attempt. Good kick to the body lands from Machida, and Henderson answers. Henderson fires off a pair of big rights, but gets blocked.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Machida

Round 3: Henderson is just standing in the middle of the Octagon now after chasing Machida for two rounds. It appears he wants to make him bring the action now. Machida fires off a nasty kick to the body. Machida misses and Henderson scores a takedown and is on top position. Machida tying up Hendo, not allowing him to unleash much offense and force a stand up from the referee. Machida gets out with just under two minutes to go. Henderson playing Machida’s style now, waiting for him to come in and counter. Hendo blocks a high kick, and misses on a huge right hand.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Henderson

Lyoto Machida def. Dan Henderson via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Liz Carmouche for the UFC female bantamweight championship

It’s main event time, and history time, as females fight for the first time in the UFC. Ronda Rousey (6-0) defends her UFC title against Liz Carmouche (7-2). Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy will serve as the only man inside the Octagon. Both fighters had plenty of emotion on their faces as they walked to the cage.

Round 1: Rousey comes right out, closes the distance and is clinching Carmouche up against the fence. Rousey gets the takedown up against the fence, and Carmouche takes her back. Carmouche is looking to secure a rear-naked choke, but Rousey is blocking the body triangle attempt. Carmouche is cranking on the face, and Rousey shakes her off. That was a serious submission hold by Carmouche that Rousey was able to fight off. Her face started turning red. Rousey drops down, is in side control. Carmouche is looking to flip her way to the back again. Rousey with a headlock and is throwing lefts unguarded. Carmouche attempting a triangle from the bottom, but Rousey rolls over into armbar position as we go under a minute. Carmouche rolling and holding tightly to avoid it. Carmouche is not letting Rousey break her arms apart, but she does and scores the submission with just seconds left in the round.

Ronda Rousey def. Liz Carmouche via submission (armbar) at 4:49 of Round 1 to retain the UFC female bantamweight title

That’s it for another exciting night of UFC action. We’ll be back next Saturday with UFC on FUEL TV: Silva vs. Stann from Japan. Join us once again.