This weekend wasn't just the Oscars, it was also the first Ultimate Fighting Championship bout to feature two signed female MMA fighters. We've reported a bit on the progress of women in the mixed martial arts community to get the kind of billing their male peers get, but last week long-time MMA fan AshleyRose Sullivan offered to cover the fight for us and explain its milestone status.
On February 23rd
, as Ronda Rousey
and Liz Carmouche
entered the ring at the sold-out The Honda Center in Anaheim, California, for UFC 157, Joe Rogan
announced (over the sound of thousands of screaming fans) that, “This is a gigantic cultural moment!” He was right.