Robbie Lawler, right, chokes Josh Koscheck during their UFC welterweight mixed martial arts match in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Lawler won by TKO in the first round. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Ronda Rousey won the first women's bout in UFC history Saturday night, beating Liz Carmouche on an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title fight at UFC 157.
Rousey (7-0) defended her belt with her signature move, forcing Carmouche to tap out after bending back her arm. Rousey raised both arms in victory while flat on the canvas after the longest fight of the mixed martial artist's ascendant career.
Carmouche (7-3) had Rousey in trouble early, nearly landing a rear naked choke.
Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida won a lacklustre split decision over 42-year-old veteran Dan Henderson on the undercard at Honda Center, and bantamweight Urijah Faber beat Ivan Menjivar with an acrobatic rear naked choke late in the first round.