On Saturday, Feb. 23, the UFC will hold UFC 157 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The event will feature women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who will compete in the Octagon for the first time against former Strikeforce title challenger Liz Carmouche. The historic bout will mark the first women’s fight in the promotion’s history.

Saturday’s main card will air live on pay-per-view starting at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card will be split between an 8 p.m. ET FX broadcast and a YouTube stream beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET.

In the co-main event, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida will battle former multi-divisional Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson. The pair will look for an impressive win to stake their claim as the No. 1 contender to the 205-pound strap currently held by Jon Jones.

Machida is hoping for another crack at Jones after falling by submission at UFC 140 in late 2011. The karate-stylist pushed the champion throughout the opening round of their bout, but eventually succumbed to a guillotine choke. Machida bounced back with a devastating knockout of Ryan Bader at UFC on Fox 4 in August.

A pre-fight video interview with the Brazilian appears below.

The UFC 157 card:

PPV Main Card
Ronda Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche – for women’s bantamweight title
Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida
Urijah Faber vs. Ivan Menjivar
Court McGee vs. Josh Neer
Josh Koscheck vs. Robbie Lawler
FX Preliminary Card
Lavar Johnson vs. Brendan Schaub
Mike Chiesa vs. Anton Kuivanen
Dennis Bermudez vs. Matt Grice
Sam Stout vs. Caros Fodor
YouTube Preliminary Card
Brock Jardine vs. Kenny Robertson
Neil Magny vs. Jon Manley
Nah-Shon Burrell vs. Yuri Villefort

Photo: Lyoto Machida (L) (James Law/Heavy MMA)

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