ANAHEIM, Calif. – Heavy favorite Ronda Rousey retained her bantamweight title against San Diego resident Liz Carmouche on Saturday night at the Honda Center in the UFC’s first-ever title fight involving women.
Carmouche also made history as the first openly lesbian fighter in the UFC. The ex-Marine trained at the San Diego Combat Academy.
The bout was called at the end of the first round by an armbar submission, according to USA Today. Carmouche had Rousey on the ropes early with an effective neck hold, but the champ escaped.