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Rousey named UFC women's 135 champ

Image: MMA fighter Ronda Rousey (© Kari Hubert/Forza LLC)
Ronda Rousey has officially fought her way to the top.
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Former Olympic judo bronze medalist and rising mixed-martial arts star Ronda Rousey will fight in the main event at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif., where she will face Liz Carmouche in the first women's fight in UFC history.

UFC President Dana White announced the fight on Thursday at the conclusion of the preview for UFC's fight card on Saturday night in Seattle, headlined by Benson Henderson defending his lightweight championship against Nate Diaz.

Rousey signed with the UFC in November after winning the bantamweight championship with Strikeforce and White presented her with a title belt as the UFC women's 135-pound class champion. The fight against Carmouche will be Rousey's first with UFC.

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