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Ronda Rousey burst onto the women's MMA scene in August of 2010. Born in Riverside County, California on February 1, 1987 to parents Ron Rousey and AnnMaria DeMars, little Ronda was born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that damaged her vocal cords. She didn't speak coherently until the age of six. Ronda was a self-professed tomboy and swam from the ages of 6 to 10. She competed on the Jr. Olympic swim team where she placed in the state level. Because of her mother, a 7th degree black belt and 1984 World Judo Champion, Ronda took up the sport. She had a hard time socializing with other kids and found that Judo gave her confidence. She holds a 4th degree black belt in the martial art. Ronda's Judo career is a storied one. At 17 she became the youngest judoka in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. That same year she won a gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships in Budapest, and in 2006 she became the first U.S. female in almost 10 years to win an A-Level tournament going 5-0 to clench the gold at the World Cup in Great Britain. At 19 she won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships. She is the first U.S. athlete to win two Junior World Medals. In 2007 she added a silver at the World Judo Championships and a gold at the Pan American Games. The pinnacle of her Judo career was a bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Rousey became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's Judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992. After medaling in the Olympics, Ronda's career hit a dead end. She did some bartending to make ends meet and tried to find a better paying job, but it was tough finding anyone that needed her particular skill set. Throwing people down and putting them in armbars aren't really something you can put on a resume. By chance Ronda caught the Gina Carano vs. Julie Kedzie fight on television and things changed. She made her mixed martial arts debut as an amateur in 2010. Since then she has never lost a fight, winning the majority in the first round by armbar submission. Ronda took it upon herself to chase after and demand attention so that the UFC could no longer ignore women fighters. UFC President Dana White had publicly stated that women would never be allowed to fight in the UFC, but on February 23, 2013, Ronda did just that. She won the fight against Liz Carmouche in the first round with her signature armbar and became the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion. In 2014, Ronda appeared in her first motion picture - The Expendables 3 (2014). Other projects are Furious 7 (2015) and The Athena Project as well as Entourage (2015).  See full bio on IMDb »

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne: First Wedding Pic Revealed!!

Ronda Rousey & Travis Browne
First Wedding Pic Revealed!!

Here's the very first pic of Mr. and Mrs. Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne!! You can see Ronda with a big 'ol smile on her face while sporting a fancy Galia Lahav wedding gown during the… READ MORE >

Ronda Rousey Marrying Travis Browne During McGregor Fight

Ronda Rousey
Marrying Travis Browne During McGregor Fight

Ronda Rousey won't be ringside for McGregor vs. Mayweather ... 'CAUSE SHE'LL BE GETTING MARRIED!  Dana White revealed that Ronda will be tying the knot with longtime boyfriend… READ MORE >

- 60 days ago
Jim Ross: Ronda Rousey & WWE are 'Match Made In Heaven'

Jim Ross
Ronda Rousey & WWE 'Match Made In Heaven'

It's just a matter of time before Ronda Rousey officially signs with Vince McMahon -- so says WWE legend, Jim Ross , who says it's a "match made in heaven." "Oh, she's gonna be a big star,"… READ MORE >

- 82 days ago
Brooke Hogan to Ronda Rousey: Let's Tag Team Up

Brooke Hogan to Rousey:
Let's Tag Team Up!

If Ronda Rousey is serious about pro wrestling -- she's already got 2 big names willing to team up for a tag team match ... the daughters of Hulk Hogan and Roddy Piper! … READ MORE >

- 99 days ago
UFC's Travis Browne to Cops: I Want 5 Mins Alone with House Burglars!

Travis Browne to Cops:
I Want 5 Mins Alone with House Burglars!

UFC star Travis Browne is telling TMZ Sports exactly how he hunted down the people suspected of burglarizing the home he shares with Ronda Rousey ... and why he held back from beating their… READ MORE >

- 109 days ago
Ronda Rousey: My Bachelorette Party's Gonna Be Epic

Ronda Rousey
My Bachelorette Party's Gonna Be Epic

No Vegas. No wineries. Ronda Rousey tells TMZ Sports her bachelorette party is gonna be way more kick-ass -- think road trip on steroids!  The UFC legend is gearing up for her big wedding… READ MORE >

- 110 days ago
Ronda Rousey Burglary Suspects Revealed, Young And Hot

Ronda Rousey
Burglary Suspects Revealed ... Young and Hot

Here they are ... the two people who allegedly broke into Ronda Rousey's home and stole a bunch of her stuff ... and one of them might be one of the most attractive suspected criminals we've ever… READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Ronda Rousey: 'Punks' Broke Into My House, Stole My Guns

Ronda Rousey:
'Punks' Broke Into My House ... Stole My Guns

Ronda Rousey says some "little punks" with a death wish broke into her home a few months ago and jacked everything from guns to Olympic rings and jewelry ... but her fiance tracked down the perps. READ MORE >

- 111 days ago
Valentina Shevchenko: Ronda Rousey Can Get Some After I Crush Amanda Nunes

UFC's Valentina Shevchenko
Ronda Rousey Can Get Some ... Once I've Got The Belt

UFC badass Valentina Shevchenko is down to rumble with Ronda Rousey ... but don't get it twisted -- she's gotta put a beatdown on Amanda Nunes first. Shevchenko told TMZ Sports the… READ MORE >

- 117 days ago
Ronda Rousey Training on Crazy Sand Dunes in Malibu

Ronda Rousey
Training On Crazy Sand Dunes ... In Malibu!

Ronda Rousey busted her ass this weekend -- pounding the sand at the dunes in Malibu in a crazy workout session.  Question is ... is this comeback training or is she just staying in… READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
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