Article

Tickets for UFC 157 on Sale Friday, December 21

History will be made at UFC® 157 in Anaheim on February 23
Las Vegas, Nevada – History will be made on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., as the Ultimate Fighting Championship® will present its first women’s bout featuring UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey defending her title against top contender Liz Carmouche.

Rousey, a former Olympian and native of Southern California, is unbeaten in her pro career at 6-0, with all of her wins coming by way of submission. In her first UFC title defense she’ll meet Carmouche, a 28-year-old U.S. Marine from San Diego who has built a reputation for her power and grit.

“Ronda is the real deal,” UFC President Dana White said. “She’s nasty. She’s mean. She’s like Chuck Liddell. She goes out there and tries to finish her opponents. And Carmouche is tough as nails, too. She was a Marine and she’s got great ground-and-pound. I look forward to having the women join the UFC.”

In addition to Rousey-Carmouche, former world champions Dan Henderson and Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida will collide with the winner likely to earn a light heavyweight title shot. Henderson, a former PRIDE® and Strikeforce® champion, last defeated Maurico “Shogun” Rua in what many consider to the best fight of 2011. Meanwhile, former UFC light heavyweight champion Machida knocked out Ryan Bader in August and now has his sights set on a battle with “Hendo.”

Also on the card is an exciting bantamweight contest between former WEC champion “The California Kid” Urijah Faber and Ivan Menjivar. The two fought in 2006, with Faber scoring a disqualification victory. Now the two meet again with a chance to propel themselves into title contention at 135 pounds.

Tickets for UFC®157: ROUSEY vs. CARMOUCHE go on sale Friday, Dec. 21 at 10 a.m. PT and are priced at $350, $250, $150, $100, $75 and $50. Fans can purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster retail locations and by phone at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will be available at the Honda Center Box Office beginning Saturday, December 22. Ticket prices do not include applicable service charges.

UFC® Fight Club™ members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets to this event Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. PT via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Dec. 20, starting at 10 a.m. PT. To access this pre-sale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

UFC®157: ROUSEY vs. CARMOUCHE will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition.

For more information or current fight news, visit www.ufc.com.  All bouts live and subject to change.

Saturday, February 6
10PM/7PM
ETPT
Las Vegas, Nevada

Media

Recent
Watch the staredowns between Johny Hendricks-Stephen Thompson and Roy Nelson-Jared Rosholt. Don't miss all the action live and free on FS1 Saturday at 10pm/7pm ETPT.
Feb 5, 2016
Alex Nicholson is making his UFC debut against Misha Cirkunov at Fight Night Las Vegas, but he wasn't too busy at Friday's weigh-in to purpose to his girlfriend before his staredown with Cirkunov. Don't miss these two warriors on FS1 Saturday.
Feb 5, 2016
UFC Fight Night weigh-in at the MGM Grand Conference Center on February 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Feb 5, 2016
CM Punk will watch as Mickey Gall fights against Mike Jackson on the UFC FIGHT PASS prelims at Fight Night Las Vegas. Punk spoke to UFC.com about where he's at not that the fight may actually be in his sights and about Gall, his potential opponent.
Feb 5, 2016