Ronda Rousey Awakening Profile
01 Jan 2017 | Discover Ronda Rousey’s full martial arts history here, we’ve done the research so you don’t have to. ▷ Female fight enthusiasts only!
Besides being the hottest name in WMMA. Ronda Rousey is a World & Olympic Medalist in Judo.
Ronda is both a World & Olympic Medalist in Judo. She qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, and at the age of 17 was the youngest judoka competing. She would medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, earning Bronze.
Ronda competed in the first ever women’s fight in the UFC, winning against Liz Carmouche in February of 2013. It was also the first women’s fight to headline a UFC card. Ronda was the first UFC Champion, male or female, to also be an Olympic medalist.
Along with rival Miesha Tate, Ronda coached Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, which was the first season to have female coaches as well as female competitors.
Ronda’s mother AnnMaria de Mars, the first American to win a World Judo Championship, would pounce on a young four year old Ronda and shout… “Armbar!”. Ronda learned from an early age. Ronda asked her mother to make a guest coach appearance during Ronda’s time as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter.
Before Ronda was catapulted into the WMMA limelight in 2012 she was Olympic medalist in Judo. While her incredible talent inside the cage is undeniable, the majority of her Awakening inspiration score comes from her achievements in Judo. When she transitioned into MMA she took the fight community by storm, and in turn inspired, and continues to inspire thousands of female martial artists around the world. Her rating is a real testament to her skill, as she is the youngest woman in our top ten. View Profile
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