Ronda Rousey makes weight
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Ronda Rousey, the first female champion in UFC history, says she likely won't feel she's earned that distinction until she wins her first UFC fight.
Rousey (6-0) weighed in at 134.6 pounds Friday for her first UFC title defense against Liz Carmouche (8-2), who also made weight at 133.6 pounds. The two will fight Saturday night at UFC 157.
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The UFC crowned Rousey its first female bantamweight champion late last year. She won the Strikeforce title in March 2012 with a victory over Miesha Tate.
"I don't (feel like the UFC champion)," Rousey said. "Probably after I win this fight, I'll say it again. Every time it's a new fight to me."
A former U.S. Olympic medalist in judo, Rousey has finished all her professional and amateur bouts via armbar in the first round. Carmouche never has been armbarred in her career.
A light-heavyweight fight between contenders Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida will serve as the event's co-main event. Henderson (29-8) weighed in at 205 pounds Friday. Machida was at 202. All but one of the 24 fighters set to compete at UFC 157 made weight. Welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell (8-2) came in at 175.8 for his bout against Yuri Villefort (6-1) and will forfeit part of his fight purse. Both fighters accepted the bout on short notice.
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