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Ronda Rousey

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Win Rate
86 %
Finish Rate
83 %
Decision Win %
NA

Ronda Rousey

Age
35
Height
5' 7 (170 cm)
Reach
68 in. (5' 8/173 cm)
Ape-Index
1.018
Stance
Orthodox
Nationality
United States
Main Division
Bantamweight
Biography
Her Venezuelan grandfather was partly of Afro-Venezuelan descent and her Trinidadian maternal great-grandfather, Alfred E. Waddell, was a doctor who emigrated to Canada and became one of the first black physicians in North America. Her biological father, after breaking his back sledding with his daughters and learning that he would be a paraplegic, committed suicide in 1995 when Rousey was eight. AnnMaria pursued a PhD in educational psychology at the University of California, Riverside as her daughters grew up. When Rousey was three years old, her mother and father moved from Riverside, California, to Jamestown, North Dakota, to obtain intensive speech therapy with specialists at Minot State University.
Combat Approach
A decorated judoka, Rousey typically grounds an opponent with hip throws and sweeps, then seeks to finish with strikes or submissions. Against accomplished strikers, such as Julia Budd and Sarah Kaufman, Rousey has typically brought the fight down and sought a quick submission. She seldom stood side on with a set boxing stance, but would square up to the opponent, while still generating strong striking power, especially when near the fence, or clinching opponents with the left hand to close the distance.
Fighter Trivia
In 2015, she raised money by auctioning signed T-shirts for the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation, whose goal is to save big cats from circuses and zoos and provide them with the best lifestyle. In February 2016, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Rousey admitted that suicidal thoughts went through her mind in the aftermath of her knockout loss to Holly Holm in November 2015. Browne was at the time still married and under investigation by the UFC after Webb publicly accused him of domestic violence in July 2015.

Awards & Accolades

  • International Judo Federation: 2008 World Cup Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2008 Belgian Ladies Open Senior Bronze Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 Jigoro Kano Cup Senior Silver Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 Finnish Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 World Judo Championships Senior Silver Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 German Open Senior Bronze Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 Pan American Games Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 Pan American Championships Senior Bronze Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 World Cup Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2007 British Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 Finnish Open Senior Bronze Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 Swedish Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 World Judo Championships Junior Bronze Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 Rendez-Vous Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 Pan American Championships Senior Silver Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 World Cup Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2006 Belgian Ladies Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2005 Ontario Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2005 Rendez-Vous Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2005 Pan American Championships Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2004 Ontario Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2004 Ontario Open Junior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2004 World Judo Championships Junior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2004 Rendez-Vous Senior Bronze Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2004 Pan American Championships Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2003 Rendez-Vous Senior Gold Medalist
  • International Judo Federation: 2001 Coupe Canada Senior Cup Gold Medalist
  • Summer Olympic Games: 2008 Summer Olympics Senior Bronze Medalist
  • USA Judo: USA Senior National Championship (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010)
  • USA Judo: USA Senior Olympic Team Trials Winner (2004, 2008)
  • USA Judo: 2007 US Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2006 US Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2006 USA Fall Classic Senior Gold Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2006 US Open Junior Gold Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2005 US Open Senior Gold Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2005 US Open Junior Silver Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2004 US Open Senior Bronze Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2003 US Open Senior Silver Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2003 USA Fall Classic Senior Gold Medalist
  • USA Judo: 2002 US Open Junior Gold Medalist
  • UFC: UFC Hall of Fame (first female inductee)
  • UFC: UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship (one-time,inaugural). Six successful title defenses
  • UFC: Six successful title defenses
  • UFC: Fight of the Night (two times) vs. Miesha Tate and Holly Holm
  • UFC: Submission of the Night (one time) vs. Miesha Tate
  • UFC: Performance of the Night (four times) vs. Cat Zingano, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, and Bethe Correia
  • UFC: First female UFC Champion
  • UFC: First Olympic medalist to win a UFC championship
  • UFC: Fastest women's title fight victory in UFC history (fourteen seconds; vs Cat Zingano)
  • UFC: Longest title fight finish streak in UFC history (6)
  • UFC: Most armbar finishes in UFC/WEC/Pride/Strikeforce history (9)
  • UFC: Most consecutive armbar finishes in UFC/WEC/Pride/Strikeforce history (8)
  • UFC: Tied (with Valentina Shevchenko) for second-most title defenses by a woman in UFC history (six)
  • UFC: Won the first ever women's fight in UFC history
  • UFC: Six successful title defenses
  • Strikeforce: Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship (one time; last). One successful title defense
  • Strikeforce: One successful title defense
  • Strikeforce: 2x Female Submission of the Year (2011, 2012)
  • Strikeforce: One successful title defense
  • ESPN: 2x Best Female Athlete ESPY Award (2014, 2015)
  • ESPN: Best Fighter ESPY Award (2015)
  • ESPN: First Mixed Martial Artist to win an ESPY Award
  • ESPN: Submission of the Year (2012, vs. Miesha Tate on March 3)
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 February Submission of the Month vs. Cat Zingano
  • MMAJunkie.com: 2015 August Knockout of the Month vs. Bethe Correia
  • World MMA Awards: 3x Female Fighter of the Year (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • World MMA Awards: 2015 Submission of the Year vs. Cat Zingano
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: 2x Best Box Office Draw (2014, 2015)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: 2x Mixed Martial Arts Most Valuable (2014, 2015)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: Most Outstanding Fighter of the Year (2014)
  • CBS Sports: Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Ranked No. 1 of the top 100 female singles wrestlers in the PWI Female 100 in 2018
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated: Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • Sports Illustrated: Ranked No. 4 of the top 10 female wrestlers in 2018
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards: Rookie of the Year (2018)
  • WWE: WWE SmackDown Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE: WWE Raw Women's Championship (1 time)
  • WWE: Women's Royal Rumble (2022)
  • WWE: Slammy Award (1 time). for "This is Awesome" Moment of the Year (2015) – with The Rock
  • WWE: for "This is Awesome" Moment of the Year (2015) – with The Rock
  • WWE: WWE Year-End Award. Best Diss of the Year (2018)
  • WWE: Best Diss of the Year (2018)
  • WWE: for "This is Awesome" Moment of the Year (2015) – with The Rock
  • WWE: Best Diss of the Year (2018)

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Free Fight: Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate 2 | UFC 168, 2013

 

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