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Sunday, February 24, 2013
Rousey continues early submission trend

By ESPN Stats & Analysis

In the first female fight in UFC history, it was a familiar result for Ronda Rousey.

The UFC women's bantamweight champion improved to 7-0 in her MMA career with a first-round armbar submission of Liz Carmouche (8-3) at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif. All of Rousey's wins have come via first-round armbar submission, but Saturday's was the longest.

This fight lasted 4 minutes and 49 seconds -- 22 seconds longer than her previous longest fight against Miesha Tate last March. The total time of all her fights is now 12 minutes, 28 seconds. Her average fight time is 1 minute, 46 seconds.

Rousey -- Fight History

Saturday Liz Carmouche 4:49

Aug. 2012 Sarah Kaufman 0:54

March 2012 Miesha Tate 4:27

Nov. 2011 Julia Budd 0:39

Aug. 2011 Sarah D'Alelio 0:25

June 2011 Charmaine Tweet 0:49

March 2011 Ediane Gomes 0:25

>>All wins by 1st-round armbar submission

According to Fightmetric, Rousey landed 41 total strikes to Carmouche's 22. She landed seven significant strikes, one fewer than her fight against Tate. However, Rousey also faced a submission attempt for the first time in her Strikeforce and UFC career as Carmouche attempted a choke while mounted on Rousey's back early in the first round.

Meanwhile, former UFC champion Lyoto Machida won via split decision over Dan Henderson in a light heavyweight bout. Machida won despite landing only 28 strikes -- nearly half as many as Henderson's 54. It was Henderson's first loss in a span of five fights dating back to April 2010. It was also the first time he lost when landing more strikes than his opponent.