Ronda Rousey

Born Feb 1, 1987

Ronda Jean Rousey is an American mixed martial artist and former judoka who is preparing to debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the former Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has finished all of her opponents by armbar in the first round. Rousey became the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008.… Read More

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1987 Birth Born on February 1, 1987.
1995 8 Years Old Her biological father, having broken his back sledding with his daughters and having learned that he would be a paraplegic, committed suicide in 1995, when Rousey was eight years old. … Read More


…  At 17, Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, becoming the youngest judoka in the entire Games.
2006 19 Years Old In April 2006, she became the first female U.S. judoka in nearly 10 years to win an A-Level tournament as she went 5-0 to claim gold at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain. … Read More


2007 - 2010 6 More Events
Rousey faced Taylor Stratford in the Tuff-N-Uff tournament semi-finals on January 7, 2011 and won by technical submission due to an armbar in 24 seconds. … Read More
Rousey appeared in All Access: Ronda Rousey on Showtime. The half-hour special debuted on August 8, 2012. … Read More
2013 26 Years Old 1 More Event
Rousey defended her title against Liz Carmouche on February 23, 2013 at UFC 157. … Read More
It was announced at the UFC 168 post-fight press conference that Rousey would defend the UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship against fellow Olympic medalist and undefeated fighter, Sara McMann in the main event at UFC 170 on February 22, 2014. … Read More
Rousey fought Bethe Correia on August 1, 2015 in Brazil, at UFC 190, winning the bout by knockout 34 seconds into the first round. … Read More
Rousey was on the cover of the January 2016 issue for The Ring magazine. … Read More
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