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Ronda Rousey defeats Liz Carmouche by armbar submission during the first round of Saturday’s UFC 157 headliner, the first women’s fight in the promotion’s 20-year history. (Robert Beck/SI)

Ronda Rousey defeats Liz Carmouche by armbar submission during the first round of Saturday’s UFC 157 headliner, the first women’s fight in the promotion’s 20-year history. (Robert Beck/SI)

Ronda Rousey shows off her form during a workout at the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. last year. Rousey will become the first female to participate in a UFC event when she fights Liz Carmouche on Saturday. (Robert Beck/SI)

GALLERY: Rare Photos of Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey shows off her form during a workout at the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, Calif. last year. Rousey will become the first female to participate in a UFC event when she fights Liz Carmouche on Saturday. (Robert Beck/SI)
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey works out during a Oct. 2012 SI photo shoot in Glendale, Calif. On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White announced that Rousey will headline UFC’s first female division. (Robert Beck/SI)

SEGURA: Rousey to become first female UFC fighter

Ronda Rousey works out during a Oct. 2012 SI photo shoot in Glendale, Calif. On Tuesday, UFC president Dana White announced that Rousey will headline UFC’s first female division. (Robert Beck/SI)
SEGURA: Rousey to become first female UFC fighter

 Jon ”Bones” Jones kicks Vitor Belfort during their light heavyweight championship bout at UFC 152 in Toronto last weekend. Jones struggled with the underdog Belfort but defeated him via a fourth-round submission. (Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

WAGENHEIM: Jones stands at No. 2 in pound-for-pound rankings

 Jon ”Bones” Jones kicks Vitor Belfort during their light heavyweight championship bout at UFC 152 in Toronto last weekend. Jones struggled with the underdog Belfort but defeated him via a fourth-round submission. (Al Bello/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
WAGENHEIM: Jones stands at No. 2 in pound-for-pound rankings

Jon Jones lands a kick against Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at Philips Arena in Atlanta last April. Dan Henderson challenges Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on Sept. 1. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

WAGENHEIM: Henderson discusses light heavyweight title shot at UFC 151
GALLERY: Classic Photos of Jon Jones

Jon Jones lands a kick against Rashad Evans during UFC 145 at Philips Arena in Atlanta last April. Dan Henderson challenges Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title on Sept. 1. (Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)
WAGENHEIM: Henderson discusses light heavyweight title shot at UFC 151GALLERY: Classic Photos of Jon Jones

Wanderlei Silva, seen here celebrating after a Nov. 2011 fight, is set to climb back into the cage to take on Rich Franklin at UFC 147 on Saturday. Can the 16-year-veteran pull out a victory? (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)

FOWLKES: Silva not ready to call it a career just yet
WAGENHEIM: Previewing the Silva-Franklin fight

Wanderlei Silva, seen here celebrating after a Nov. 2011 fight, is set to climb back into the cage to take on Rich Franklin at UFC 147 on Saturday. Can the 16-year-veteran pull out a victory? (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)
FOWLKES: Silva not ready to call it a career just yetWAGENHEIM: Previewing the Silva-Franklin fight

Jon Jones lands a right hand on former training partner and friend Rashad Evans during Saturday night’s main event of UFC 145 in Atlanta. Jones won by unanimous decision and will likely face Dan Henderson in his next fight. (Carlos Saavedra/SI)

GALLERY: UFC 145 - Jon Jones v. Rashad Evans
WAGENHEIM: Bones shows he’s the man in defeating Evans
GRAHAM: Jones dominant in win over former training partner
 

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Jon Jones lands a right hand on former training partner and friend Rashad Evans during Saturday night’s main event of UFC 145 in Atlanta. Jones won by unanimous decision and will likely face Dan Henderson in his next fight. (Carlos Saavedra/SI)
GALLERY: UFC 145 - Jon Jones v. Rashad EvansWAGENHEIM: Bones shows he’s the man in defeating EvansGRAHAM: Jones dominant in win over former training partner 
Carlos M. Saavedra/SI

Jon Jones poses during a 2011 Sports Illustrated photo shoot. Jones will face Rashad Evans at UFC 145 on Saturday. (Greg Nelson/SI)

Q&A: Jon Jones discusses his upcoming fight with Rashad Evans
FOWLKES: Ex-partners Jones and Evans set for a rumble
WAGGENHEIM: Complete viewers guide to UFC 145

Jon Jones poses during a 2011 Sports Illustrated photo shoot. Jones will face Rashad Evans at UFC 145 on Saturday. (Greg Nelson/SI)
Q&A: Jon Jones discusses his upcoming fight with Rashad EvansFOWLKES: Ex-partners Jones and Evans set for a rumbleWAGGENHEIM: Complete viewers guide to UFC 145

Ronda Rousey gets the upperhand on Miesha Tate during their Strikeforce fight in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. Rousey was successful and won the 135-pound championship after submitting Tate in the first round. (Ester Lin/Forza LLC/Getty Images)

WAGGENHEIM: Rousey’s improbable rise continues with victory over Tate
VIDEO: Watch Rousey’s victory | Rousey backs up talk with victory


Ronda Rousey gets the upperhand on Miesha Tate during their Strikeforce fight in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday. Rousey was successful and won the 135-pound championship after submitting Tate in the first round. (Ester Lin/Forza LLC/Getty Images)
WAGGENHEIM: Rousey’s improbable rise continues with victory over TateVIDEO: Watch Rousey’s victory | Rousey backs up talk with victory

Gina Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos exchange punches during their Aug. 2009 fight in San Jose, Calif. Santos won via TKO at 4:59 of the first round. Carano is starring in in Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Haywire, co-starring Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender. The movie will be released nationwide on Friday. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

HUNT: Carano is ready for her close-up in Haywire
GALLERY: Rare Photos of Gina Carano

Gina Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos exchange punches during their Aug. 2009 fight in San Jose, Calif. Santos won via TKO at 4:59 of the first round. Carano is starring in in Steven Soderbergh’s latest film, Haywire, co-starring Michael Douglas, Ewan McGregor and Michael Fassbender. The movie will be released nationwide on Friday. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)
HUNT: Carano is ready for her close-up in HaywireGALLERY: Rare Photos of Gina Carano

Brock Lesnar gets the upperhand on Frank Mir during their Feb. 2008 fight, which Mir would win by submission in the first round. Lesnar went 5-3 during his short MMA career, but retired after losing to Alistair Overeem on Dec. 30. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

GALLERY: Rare photos of Brock Lesnar
WAGGENHEIM: Lesnar’s last UFC fight not a pretty one

Brock Lesnar gets the upperhand on Frank Mir during their Feb. 2008 fight, which Mir would win by submission in the first round. Lesnar went 5-3 during his short MMA career, but retired after losing to Alistair Overeem on Dec. 30. (Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
GALLERY: Rare photos of Brock LesnarWAGGENHEIM: Lesnar’s last UFC fight not a pretty one