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First women’s UFC fight in February

Dana White has come around on having women fighting in the UFC. Ronda Rousey (pictured) is the reason. Rousey, who won a bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics and is a rising mixed-martial arts star, will face Liz Carmouche in the first women’s fight in UFC history in the main event at UFC 157 on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, Calif. White, the UFC president, announced the fight 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. “I’ve seen a lot of tough girls, but I haven’t seen a girl with the whole package until this one,” White said.

Associated Press