One of the strongest representatives of Female figures on Mixed Martial Arts, Ronda Rousey changed the image female fighters had and open doors for women in this sport.
Born on February 1st, 1987, Rowdy as her friends like to call her, found in sports the perfect refuge from a hard Childhood, marked by speech problems and her father’s suicide. Her mom a Judo Champion pursued her to join the Judo team, leading Rousey to be in the United States Olympic team at age 15, and at 16 she became the youngest American to receive the national No. 1 ranking in the women’s half-middleweight division.
Start Of A Promising Career
In 2006, Ronda turn out to be the first American woman in 12 years to earn a World Championship and a couple years later in 2008 she retired from Judo at 21 years old.
She decided to join the Glendale Fighting Club and in August 2010, she made her mixed martial arts debut as an amateur where she defeated Hayden Munoz by submission due to an armbar in 23 seconds and professional mixed martial arts debut on March 27, 2011, at King of the Cage against Ediane Gomes whom she submitted with an armbar in 25 seconds.
Rousey continued to train and fight until she became the first woman to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), the world’s largest mixed martial arts league.
She soon turned into a sensation around the world defending the title and going Invictus for years.
This provided her worldwide fame, appearing in magazines, TV shows around the globe and even getting the opportunity to act in movies.
In November 2015 Holy Holme beaten Rousey on a very expected fight, a knock-out on the second round turned Rousey’s career around, even so that a year later Rowdy attempted at UFC 207, facing off against leading champion Amanda Nunes. However, Nunes defeated Rousey in just 48 seconds.
We haven’t seen much or Ronda since 2016, however we are completely sure fans around the world will still support her is she decides to fight again