Ronda Rousey is an American mixed martial arts fighter and is currently the women’s featherweight champion. Ronda is one of those rare female athletes that has achieved mixed martial arts success not only in her career in mixed martial arts, but also in her career as a martial arts athlete. She has also triumphed in the men’s world of mixed martial arts competition. Ronda’s physique is very muscular with long, lean arms and legs, all of which translates to her being able to engage in a very unique style of fighting as she did in her early professional MMA bouts.
Ronda Rousey was born in Southern California where she was a very skinny child who won’t have you believe that she was a state wrestling champion during her youth. She did, however, win a few weight classes in judo and then began learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu at the University of San Diego. She studied for the second half of her degree in judo but did not train in MMA or stand up striking until she was in her twenties. She began participating in mixed martial arts competitions while still in college and won seven of her first eight matches. Ronda has since lost four of her last five MMA fights, all losses, though she has avenged those losses and defeated three of her four MMA opponents.
Ronda is a skilled striker, who also has some decent takedown abilities, although she rarely ever throws her opponents. Ronda has also spent quite a bit of time in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training under the tutelage of Helio Gracie, although she is not a Jiu Jitsu prodigy. Ronda has also boxed professionally and she is currently listed as the light heavyweight women’s bout champion, so she will be fighting on the same card as former wrestling star Holly Holm this summer in the Olympics.
|Real Name||Ronda Jean Rousey|
|Nickname||Rowdy, The Rowdy One, Rowdy Ronda, The Arm Collector|
|Profession||Mixed Martial Artist, Judoka, Actress|
|Net Worth||$12 million|
|Height in Feet Inches||5 ft 7 in|
|Height in Centimeter||170 cm|
|Height in Meter||1.70 m|
|Weight in Kilogram||61 kg|
|Weight in Pounds||135 lbs|
|Feet/ Shoe Size||8 (US)|
|Dress Size||6 (US)|
|Body Measurements||35-25-34 in|
|Waist Size||25 Inches|
|Hip Size||34 Inches|
|Date of Birth||February 01, 1987|
|Birth Place||Riverside County, California, U.S|
|Birth Sign/ Zodiac Sign||Aquarius|
|Mother||AnnMaria DeMars (nee Waddell)
(Winner of World Judo Championship 1984)
|Siblings||Julia DeMars (Younger Sister),
Maria Burns-Ortiz (Older Sister),
Jennifer Rousey (Older Sister)
high school in Jamestown
|Boyfriends||Timothy DiGorrio (2012-2013)
Brendan Schaub (2013-2014)
|Current Relationship||Travis Browne (2015-Present)|
|First Fight||United States Olympic Team|
|Best Known for||UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion
and also an Olympic medal winner
in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing, 2008
|First Film||The Expendables 3|
|Favorite Timepass||Video Game|
|Favorite Sport||Professional Wrestling|
|Favorite Animation||Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon|
|Favorite Video Games||World of Warcraft, Mario Kart, Just Dance|
|Favorite Toy||Wrestling Buddy of Hulk Hogan|
Ronda Rousey is a fighter who is very athletic, even though she is much shorter than you would expect for her age (she is actually five feet 7 inches tall). Her arms and legs are exceptionally long, so even though Ronda is relatively small, she is able to compensate by being extremely quick and nimble on her feet. Ronda has always said that her striking skills are top notch, although the judges may have a different opinion, judging by the way she walks into the octagon.
Ronda has also trained with some high caliber wrestlers, such as WWE star Chris Evans and former WWE Tag Team star Jeff Hardy. Ronda is particularly good at striking from the ground and her wrestling ability has made her very successful in the UFC thus far. However, Ronda has not boxed in depth yet and she will need some time in the trenches to develop her striking skills and develop a defensive base to protect her from the ground and her opponents. Ronda has trained extensively with submission hold and she will be an excellent opponent for any female boxer who wants to learn how to defend against a submission. Ronda is not only a great striker, but she also has great agility and speed, which are two huge assets for a boxer in MMA.
Ronda recently made an appearance on the judoka and kickboxer Rizin Fighting on the internet. Ronda discussed her MMA future and mentioned that she will most likely train in Japan when the time comes. Ronda is scheduled to face Cat Zingano on the February 1st in the USA. Many fans are excited about Ronda’s fight and hope that Ronda can defeat Cat. With the right training and effort, Ronda can definitely make a name for herself as the best female boxer in the world.