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Ronda Rousey

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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MARTIAL ARTS
DISCIPLINERANKSTATUS
1ST DISCIPLINEMMAProfessionalWorld Champion
2ND DISCIPLINEJudo4th Dan Black BeltOlympic Medalist
3RD DISCIPLINEBrazilian Jiu-JitsuPractitioner-
4TH DISCIPLINE
5TH DISCIPLINE
6TH DISCIPLINE
MISC INFO

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.

 

PERSONAL LIFE

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.

PERSONAL
First NameRonda
Last NameRousey
Nickname/sRowdy
Birth NameRonda Jean Rousey
Age29 
Date of BirthFebruary 1, 1987
NationalityAmerican
BornSanta Cruz, California, United States
ResidenceRiverside County, California, United States
StatusActive
Weight classBantamweight
Weight range126.1 - 136lbs / 57 - 61kg
Preferred130lbs / 59kg
Height5ft 6in / 167cm
Reach67in
AWAKENING RATING
Awakening Rating
2090
UNDERSTANDING THE AWAKENING RATING

The Awakening rating is essentially letting you know how inspirational an athlete is. The idea is to highlight the athletes careers so their achievements are not forgotten. Unfortunately we can only calculate based on the information we have in our database. When we uncover, or are supplied with new information the score will be recalculated.

The rating system is very complex and allows for all the nuances within the multiple disciplines. Some disciplines don’t have grading systems, others don;t have a W-L-D record. These kinds of differences have been accounted for. The most essential thing is the overall contribution to the female martial arts scene.

Awakening rating system explained

AWAKENING OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION AWARD

Ronda is the youngest martial artists to be awarded the AOCA. She earned the award for opening up the flood gates for, and representing all the female MMA fighters around the world.

“To be a fighter, you have to be passionate. I have so much passion, it’s hard to hold it all in. That passion escapes as tears from my eyes, sweat from my pores, blood from my veins”

  WIN-LOSS-DRAW (-NO CONTEST)  
FIGHT RECORD
MMA12-2-0
MMA (Amateur)3-0-0
Judo51-17
STATISTICS

MMA 1 Flying Armbar
8 Armbars
2 KOs
1 TKO
MMA (Amateur) 3 Armbars

TITLES

2013 / 2015 – UFC Bantamweight World Champion (6 defenses)
2012 – Strikeforce Bantamweight World Champion (1 defense)
2010 – USA Senior National Judo Championship (Winner)
2008 – USA Senior National Judo Championship (Winner)
2008 – USA Senior Judo Olympic Team Trials (Winner)
2008 – Summer Olympics, Judo Senior (Bronze)
2008 – World Cup Judo Senior (Gold)
2008 – Belgian Judo Open Senior (Bronze)
2007 – USA Senior Judo National Championship (Winner)
2007 – Jigoro Kano Judo Cup Senior (Silver)
2007 – Finnish Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2007 – World Judo Championships Senior (Silver)
2007 – German Judo Open Senior (Bronze)
2007 – Pan American Games Judo Senior (Gold)
2007 – Pan American Championships Judo Senior (Bronze)
2007 – Judo World Cup Senior (Gold)
2007 – British Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2007 – US Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2006 – USA Senior Judo National Championship (Winner)
2006 – US Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2006 – USA Judo Fall Classic Senior (Gold)
2006 – US Judo Open Junior (Gold)
2006 – Finnish Judo Open Senior (Bronze)
2006 – Swedish Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2006 – World Judo Championships Junior (Bronze)
2006 – Rendez-Vous Judo Senior (Gold)
2006 – Pan American Championships Judo Senior (Silver)
2006 – World Judo Cup Senior (Gold)
2006 – Belgian Ladies Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2005 – USA Senior Judo National Championship (Winner)
2005 – Ontario Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2005 – Rendez-Vous Judo Senior (Gold)
2005 – Pan American Championships Judo Senior (Gold)
2005 – US Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2005 – US Judo Open Junior (Silver)
2004 – USA Senior Judo National Championship (Winner)
2004 – USA Senior Judo Olympic Team Trials (Winner)
2004 – Ontario Judo Open Senior (Gold)
2004 – Ontario Judo Open Junior (Gold)
2004 – World Judo Championships Junior (Gold)
2004 – Rendez-Vous Judo Senior (Bronze)
2004 – Pan American Championships J udoSenior (Gold)
2004 – US Judo Open Senior (Bronze)
2003 – Rendez-Vous Judo Senior (Gold)
2003 – US Judo Open Senior (Silver)
2003 – USA Judo Fall Classic Senior (Gold)
2002 – US Judo Open Junior (Gold)
2001 – Coupe Canada Judo Senior Cup (Gold)

AWARDS

2015 – ESPY / Best Female Athlete
2015 – ESPY / Best Fighter
2015 – UFC / Best Submission of the Half-Year (vs Cat Zingano)
2015 – MMAjunkie / Submission of the Month, February (vs Cat Zingano)
2014 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Fighter of the Year Awards
2014 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Bantamweight of the Year Awards
2014 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Fight of the Year (UFC175: Rousey vs Alexis Davis) Awards
2014 – Awakening WMMA Awards / KO/TKO of the Year (UFC175: Rousey vs Alexis Davis) Awards
2014 – World MMA Awards / Female Fighter of the Year
2014 – WMMA Press Awards / Fighter of the Year
2014 – WMMA Press Awards / Bantamweight of the Year
2014 – ESPY / Best Female Athlete (first martial artist to receive the award)
2014 – SevereMMA / Female Fighter of the Year
2014 – SevereMMA / Knockout of the Year (vs Alexis Davis)
2014 – Wrestling Newsletter Observer Awards / Best Box Office Draw
2014 – Wrestling Newsletter Observer Awards / Most Outstanding Fighter
2014 – Wrestling Newsletter Observer Awards / MMA Most Valuable Fighter
2014 – UFC / Best Fighter of the Half-Year
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Fight of the Year (UFC168: Rousey vs Miesha Tate) Awards
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Inspirational Fighter of the Year Awards
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Bantamweight of the Year Awards
2013 – Awakening WMMA Awards / Fighter of the Year Awards
2013 – WMMA Press Awards / Bantamweight of the Year
2013 – World MMA Awards / Female Fighter of the Year
2013 – Boodyelbow / Female Fighter of the Year
2013 – Boodyelbow / Female Fight of the Year (Opponent Miesha Tate)
2013 – Boodyelbow / Female Round of the Year (Opponent Liz Carmouche)
2013 – MMAValor / Female Fighter of the Year
2013 – Inside MMA / Female Fighter of the Year, Bazzie Award
2013 – Fight Matrix / Female Fighter of the Year
2013 – MMA Nuts / Female Fighter of the Year
2013 – MMA Corner / Female Fighter of the Year
2012 – AOCA / Awakening Outstanding Contribution Award
2012 – World MMA Awards, Female Fighter of the Year
2012 – WMMA Press Awards / Fighter of the Year
2012 – WMMA Press Awards / Bantamweight of the Year
2012 – Sherdog / Breakthrough Fighter of the Year
2012 – ESPN / Submission of the Year (Opponent Miesha Tate)
2012 – MMAFighting / Fighter of the Year
2012 – MMAValor / Submission of the Year (Opponent Miesha Tate)
2012 – Inside MMA / Female Fighter of the Year, Bazzie Award
2012 – MiddleEasy / Frate Trane of the Year
2012 – Fight Matrix / Female Fighter of the Year
2012 – MMA Manifesto / Submission of the Year (Opponent Miesha Tate)
2012 – MMA Corner / Female Fighter of the Year
2011 – WMMA Press Awards / Fighter of the Year
2011 – WMMA Press Awards / Featherweight of the Year
2011 – WMMA Press Awards / Newcomer of the Year
2011 – Inside MMA / Female Fighter of the Year, Bazzie Award
2011 – MiddleEasy / No-Tap Submission of the Year (Opponent Julia Budd)
2011 – On The Mat / Breakthrough MMA Fighter of the Year
2011 – Fight Matrix / Female Rookie of the Year

MEDIA

Ronda has appeared in numerous media outlets. Her combination of looks, attitude and incredible skill has built upon the success of her predecessors and driven women’s MMA into the mainstream.

Filmography
Entourage (2015) – Herself
Furious 7 (2015) – Cast as Kara
The Expendables 3 (2014) – Cast as Luna

TV
Safest Place on Earth (2014) – Herself, documentary
Through My Father’s Eyes (2014) – Herself, documentary
UFC Ultimate Insider (2012-2014) – Herself, 6 episodes
The Pete Holmes Show (2014) – Herself, 1 episode
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2013) – Herself, 1 episode
The Roots of Fight (2013) – Herself, 1 episode
The Ultimate Fighter Season 18: Team Rousey vs. Team Tate (2013) – Coach
Ronda Rousey: Breaking Ground (2013) – Herself, TV movie
Fox Files (2013) – Herself, 1 episode
Home & Family (2013) – Herself, 1 episode
The Jeff Probst Show (2013) – Herself, 1 episode
Jim Rome on Showtime (2012-2013) – Herself & Panelist, 2 episodes
Good Day L.A. (2013) – Herself, 1 episode
American Latino TV (2012-2013) – Herself, 2 episodes
Last Call with Carson Daly (2012) – Herself, 1 episode
MMA Uncensored Live (2012) – Herself, 1 episode
Conan (2012) – Herself, 1 episode
American Judoka (2009) – Herself

Books
My Fight, Your Fight (2015) – Autobiography

Other Media
Maxim (2013) – Magazine cover, September issue
ESPN (2013) – Magazine cover, 15th Anniversary edition
UFC Magazine (2012) – Magazine cover, August issue
ESPN Body Issue (2012) – Magazine special cover

TEAM
Trainers / Instructors / Coaches

Gokor Chivichyan, Leo Frincu, Gene Lebell, and Edmond Taverdyan

Gym / Affiliations

Team Hayastan, Glendale Fighting Club

SPONSORS

Hatashita Sports
Fuji
Fifth Round Clothing
Polanti
Mizuno
Gaspari Nutrition

† = Title Fight
LAmanda NunesTKO (Punches)MMA12/30/16UFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:48R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title • 135 lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
LHolly HolmKO (Head Kick/Punches)MMA11/15/15UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm,  Etihad Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
0:59R2 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.0 lbs (60.8 kgs)
WBethe CorreiaKO (Punch)MMA08/01/15UFC 190: Rousey vs Correia, HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
0:34R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WCat ZinganoArmbarMMA02/28/15UFC 184: Rousey vs Zingano, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States
0:14R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WAlexis DavisKO (Punches)MMA07/05/14UFC 175: Weidman vs Machida, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:16R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WSara McMannTKO (Knee to Liver)MMA†02/22/14UFC 170: Rousey vs McMann, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
1:06R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WMiesha TateArmbarMMA†12/28/13UFC 168: Weidman vs Silva 2, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:58R3 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WLiz CarmoucheArmbarMMA†02/23/13UFC 157: Rousey vs Carmouche, Honda Center, Anaheim, California, United States
4:49R1 / 5×5ProUFC Bantamweight title defense • 135lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.6 lbs (61.1 kgs)
WSarah KaufmanArmbarMMA†08/18/12Strikeforce: Rousey vs Kaufman, Valley View, San Diego, California, United States
0:54R1 / 5×5ProStrikeforce Bantamweight title defense • Main Event • Weigh-In: 135.0 lbs (61.2 kgs)
WMiesha TateArmbarMMA†03/03/12Strikeforce: Tate vs Rousey, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio, United States
4:27R1 / 5×5ProStrikeforce Bantamweight title challenge • Main Event • Weigh-In: 134.5 lbs (61.0 kgs)
WJulia BuddArmbarMMA11/18/11Strikeforce Challengers 20: Britt vs Sayers, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:39R1 / 3×5ProFeatherweight • 145lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
WSarah D’Alelio Flying Armbar MMA08/12/11YTStrikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs Duarte, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:25R1 / 3×5ProFeatherweight • 145lbs • Main Event • Weigh-In: 146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)
WCharmaine TweetArmbarMMA06/17/11YTHKFC: School of Hard Knocks 12, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
0:49R1 / 3×5ProCatchweight • 150lbs • Co-Main Event • Weigh-In: 149.0 lbs (67.6 kgs)
WEdiane Gomes ArmbarMMA03/27/11YTKOTC: Turning Point, Braemar Country Club, Tarzana, California, United States
0:25R1 / 3×5Pro……………………………………………………………………………………..
WTaylor StratfordArmbarMMA01/07/11Tuff-N-Uff: Las Vegas vs 10th Planet Riverside, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:24R1 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
WAutumn King (Richardson)ArmbarMMA11/12/10YTTuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
0:57R1 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
WHayden MunozArmbarMMA08/06/10CFL: Ground Zero, West Coast Jiu-Jitsu, Oxnard, California, United States
0:23R1 / 3×3Amateur……………………………………………………………………………………..
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