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Dana White Refers To Ronda Rousey As a Female Chuck Liddell

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made an impact on UFC president Dana White like nobody ever before.

Rousey, a former Olympian who saw her fame skyrocket after defeating Miesha Tate for the title, will defend the first-ever female title inside the Octagon against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in February.

“Ronda is the real deal,” White said recently, during a press release making the card official. “She’s nasty. She’s mean. She’s like Chuck Liddell; shoe goes out there and tries to finish opponents.”

Rousey (6-0) has earned all six of her pro wins via first round armbar, including five in under a minute. Her win over Tate was the longest fight of her career, as she finished that one at 4:27.

In Carmouche, however, she will be facing some who White said, “is tough as nails, too. She’s a Marine and she’s got great ground-and-pound.”

Carmouche is 7-2 in her career, including six stoppage victories. She has won her last two by TKO and submission.

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Broadcast: Pay-per-view, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

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