Wow, they're not messing around with this. Rock on.Ronda Rousey has signed a contract to fight in the the MAIN EVENT at UFC 157 in February ... the first ever female fight in UFC history ... TMZ has learned.
Sources tell us the 25-year-old Olympic medalist will step in the ring with 28-year-old Liz Carmouche ... a highly-ranked MMA badass who served in the U.S. Marine Corps.
Rousey was named UFC champion (female 135 lbs division) when she signed with the organization -- and her belt will be up for grabs.
The fight is set to go down on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, CA.
FYI -- Carmouche has a 7-2 record and an awesome nickname -- The Girl-rilla.
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And obviously, UFC is making a mainstream push with Rousey, as all of her "breaking news" gets leaked by TMZ.com.