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This is one lady who never backs down from a fight. Ronda is the current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as an up and coming actress, but the road to success was not an easy one. Her mother was the first American to win a World Judo Championship. Her father was injured in an accident and committed suicide as a result when Ronda was only 8 years old. As an outlet for Ronda, she began training Judo with her mother at 11 years old and by 17, she had qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Rhonda competed in the 2008 and Olympics in Beijing, taking home a coveted bronze medal. After struggling for a while with what her future should be, Ronda pursued a career in mixed martial arts. In November 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that Rousey had become the first female fighter to sign with the UFC and Ronda has been a force to be reckoned with even since.

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From broke and homeless to fierce MMA champ: Rousey’s story

She’s been called a “slaughterhouse in a blouse” — by Eminem, no less — and loves it. She can take all comers, male or female…

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She Said Yes: Ronda Rousey May Actually Accompany Marine Jarrod Haschert to His Ball

One Marine’s dream is finally coming true. Jarrod Haschert of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, went viral last week after taping himself inviting MMA fighter Ronda Rousey to his Marine Corps Ball.

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5 Things to Know About UFC Champ Ronda Rousey

There’s a good chance you’re hearing the name Ronda Rousey go around this weekend.

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Jean Rousey (born February 1, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist and judoka. 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.

Rousey trains under famous fighters Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club.   She is part of Team Hayastan in Santa Monica, California. She is managed by Darin Harvey of Fight Tribe MMA.

Rousey is the consensus #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world, according to MMARising, MMAWeekly, and many other publications. She is also ranked #1 at 135 pounds according to the Unified Women’s MMA Rankings. www.rondamma.com

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