Powerful preview show profiles Ronda Rousey, Liz Carmouche preparing to fight for UFC title

Kevin Iole

The first women's fight in UFC history is a little more than two weeks away, and the UFC has created a compelling preview show to chronicle bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and challenger Liz Carmouche as they prepare for their Feb. 23 match at UFC 157 in Anaheim, Calif.

The show, "UFC Primetime: Rousey vs. Carmouche" is extraordinarily touching. Rousey discusses her relationship with her late father and the regimen she goes through to prepare for a bout.

It documents her personal struggles after winning a bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympics and how she found her way into MMA. The segment in which Rousey recalls her father, his illness and eventual death is very powerful.

A former Marine who served three tours in Iraq, Carmouche discusses her homosexuality and the work ethic that has helped her become the No. 1 bantamweight challenger.

The show debuts tonight at midnight ET/9 p.m. PT. The UFC has full listings for the show on its site.

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