Ronda
Rousey
12-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Women Bantamweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 4 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night
1 Submission of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 11 fights.
Record: 12-1-0
Summary: Takedowns, submissions, explosiveness, Olympic experience

Fighter Info

Nickname: Rowdy
From: Riverside, California USA
Fights Out Of: Venice, California USA
Age: 29
Height: 5' 7" ( 170 cm )
Weight: 135 lb ( 61 kg )
Reach 68"
Leg Reach 38"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
213
52% Successful
111
Types of Successful Strikes
0
111
29%
45% Clinch
26%
32
50
29
Striking Defense
45
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
11
73% Successful
8
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
5
7
1
Takedown Defense
50
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
Ronda Rousey
Nov 14, 2015
17
38
0
1
0
0
0
0
R2 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Ronda Rousey
Aug 1, 2015
19
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Ronda Rousey
Feb 28, 2015
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
R1 Submission
Performance of the Night
Ronda Rousey
Jul 5, 2014
14
2
1
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Ronda Rousey
Feb 22, 2014
14
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Ronda Rousey
Dec 28, 2013
40
24
6
1
3
0
3
0
R3 Submission
Submission of the Night
Fight of the Night
Ronda Rousey
Feb 23, 2013
7
4
1
0
1
1
3
1
R1 Submission
Ronda Rousey
Strikeforce - Rousey vs Kaufman
Aug 18, 2012
3
1
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Ronda Rousey
Strikeforce - Tate vs. Rousey
Mar 3, 2012
8
8
1
3
0
2
2
4
R1 Submission
Win
Ronda Rousey
Strikeforce Challengers 20
Nov 18, 2011
1
2
1
0
1
0
1
0
R1 Submission
Win
Ronda Rousey
Strikeforce Challengers 18
Aug 12, 2011
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
R1 Submission

Biography

Ronda Rousey isn’t just the most recognizable woman in the UFC, she is is arguably one of the most recognizable athletes in the world today.

It’s no exaggeration to say that Rousey, the undefeated UFC women’s bantamweight champion, has become a global superstar. Since making her UFC debut in 2013, she has emerged as more than the best female MMA fighter in the world: Rousey is now an author, actress, magazine cover model, fashion icon and sought-after TV guest.

None of it would have materialized had Rousey not convinced UFC president Dana White to give women a chance to compete inside the Octagon. She undoubtedly captured his attention when she won the Strikeforce bantamweight title with an armbar submission of Miesha Tate in 2012, then defended it against Sarah Kaufman later that year.

In Nov. 2012, White announced that Rousey had signed with the UFC. He later crowned Rousey its first women’s bantamweight champ and matched her against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 in her first title defense. As so many of her other fights have ended, Rousey used an armbar to score a first-round victory.

When Rousey defeated Cat Zingano in a UFC-record 14 seconds at UFC 184 – again, by armbar – it marked her fifth title defense. Of her 11 victories, 10 have come in the first round and nine have been via armbar. Only one opponent, Tate, has extended her as far as the third round. It’s no surprise Rousey is ranked in the UFC’s top five pound-for-pound fighters, a list otherwise occupied by men.

Rousey was a highly decorated judoka as an amateur and continues to employ hip tosses and sweeps against UFC opponents. She was an Olympic bronze medalist in judo at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing after qualifying for the 2004 Games in Athens. Rousey is also a former junior world champion (2004), world silver medalist (2007) and Pan Am Games champion (2007).

Her list of movie credits includes Entourage, The Expendables 3 and Furious Seven. Her autobiography, My Fight/Your Fight, was published in 2015.

White has called Rousey “the greatest athlete I’ve ever worked with,” a compliment she undoubtedly has earned.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started judo at 11, retired at 21, and started MMA at 22 because I realized I didn't really want to work in a conventional field of work for the rest of my life.

Do you have any heroes? FEDOR!!! I would have 57 of his babies if he'd let me.
 
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did go to a few colleges and I learned that formal education is not for me.
 
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a bartender, cocktail waitress, canine physical therapy assistant, and I also worked graveyard shifts for 24 hour fitness.
 
Favorite grappling technique: Anything that results in me winning
 
Favorite Striking technique: Anti-game

• Pro since 2011

• Eight of 12 pro wins have ended in the first round via submission by armbar

• Has finished 9 of 12 wins via armbar submission

• Nine wins by submission (9 armbar), three by KO

• Has made six successful title defenses

• Last four wins have lasted a combined 130 seconds

• Has appeared in several Hollywood films

• All three amateur wins ended in under 1 minute via armbar

• Winner of Best Female Athlete and Best Fighter ESPY awards

• Has been featured on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue and in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, and has been written about in Sports Illustrated, Esquire, and the New Yorker

• Mother Ann Maria DeMars was the first American woman to win a World judo championship
 
• Named World’s Most Dominant Athlete in Sports Illustrated cover story in 2015
 

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