Ronda Rousey won the first women's bout in UFC history Saturday night, beating Liz Carmouche on an armbar with 11 seconds left in the first round of their bantamweight title fight at UFC 157 in Anaheim.

Rousey (7-0) defended her belt with her signature move, forcing Carmouche to tap out after bending back her arm. Rousey raised both arms in victory while flat on the canvas after the longest fight of the mixed martial artist's ascendant career.

Carmouche (7-3) had Rousey in trouble early, nearly landing a rear naked choke.

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida won a lackluster split decision over 42-year-old veteran Dan Henderson on the undercard at Honda Center, and bantamweight Urijah Faber beat Ivan Menjivar with an acrobatic rear naked choke late in the first round.

Baseball

New York Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano has been diagnosed with a small hole in the exterior of his heart, but upon returning to camp Saturday morning, he said it is not life-threatening. The left-hander underwent an MRI exam in New York, where he was sent after an irregular heartbeat was discovered in his pre-camp physical. Feliciano will wear a heart monitor for a few days and has not been cleared to pitch

  • Stephen Strasburg had a rocky return to the mound in his first outing since the Washington Nationals shut him down last September.

    Strasburg gave up a single and a homer to the first two batters he faced, and the Mets beat Washington 5-3 in a spring training opener.


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    "It was a little bit of a debacle the first inning, but that's just what happens for me every spring training," Strasburg said. "It's just going to take a little while for me to get a little comfortable, a better rhythm out there. I was just glad I was able to get back feeling right in the second inning."

    The right-hander rebounded with a 1-2-3 second inning.

    He was pitching in a game for the first time since Sept. 7 when the N.L. East champions shut him down for the season, rather than push his innings total.

  • Miami catcher Jeff Mathis broke his right collarbone when he was hit by a foul ball during the Marlins' 8-3 exhibition victory over the St. Louis Cardinals. Mathis, projected to be the backup to starter Rob Brantly this season, is expected to be sidelined for six weeks.

  • The Pittsburgh Pirates have agreement with 41-year-old pitcher Jose Contreras on a minor league contract.

    Contreras is recovering from right-elbow surgery and will do rehab work during spring training. He pitched in 17 games for Philadelphia last year. The Cuban previously pitched for the Yankees, White Sox and Rockies.

    Miscellany

    Kei Nishikori advanced to the final of the U.S. National Indoor Championships in Memphis, Tenn., when Marinko Matosevic retired with a bone bruise in his right foot after losing the first set 6-4.

    On Sunday, Nishikori will face Feliciano Lopez, a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 winner over Denis Istomin. Marina Erakovic of New Zealand won her first singles title when Sabine Lisicki of Germany retired because of an illness in the women's final.

  • Doug Kalitta raced to the No. 1 qualifying position in Top Fuel in the NHRA Arizona Nationals at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler.

    Johnny Gray topped the Funny Car field, and Mike Edwards led the Pro Stock division.

  • The world's oldest marathon runner has run his last race at the age of 101. Fauja Singh finished the Hong Kong marathon's 6.25-mile race in 1 hour, 32 minutes, 28 seconds.

    Singh became the oldest man to run a full marathon at Toronto in 2011. But his record was not recognized by Guinness World Records because he doesn't have a birth certificate to prove his age, only a passport.