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Ronda Rousey

AKA Ronda Jean Rousey

Born: 1-Feb-1987
Birthplace: Riverside, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Martial Arts

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: UFC Bantamweight Champion

Ronda Rousey's mother is a judo champion, who in 1984 became the first American ever to win the World Judo Championship. Rousey followed in her mother's footsteps, ranking #1 in the United States at age 16, and in 2008 became the first American to win a women's judo medal in the Olympic Games. But one cannot earn a living at judo. Rousey entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts as an amateur in 2010 and as a professional the following year. In 2012 she became Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. And though UFC had long opposed women sparring in the "octagon", Rousey fought and defeated Liz Carmouche in the first round on 23 February 2013. Today she is by far the most popular woman in MMA.

Father: Ron Rousey (d. 11-Aug-1995 suicide)
Mother: AnnMaria DeMars (judo champion)
Sister: Jennifer Rousey
Sister: Julia DeMars
Sister: Maria Burns-Ortiz
Boyfriend: Travis Browne (together since 2015)

    High School: GED

    Olympic Bronze Medal 2008 (women's judo)

    Mile 22 (16-Aug-2018)
    Entourage (27-May-2015)
    Furious Seven (16-Mar-2015)
    The Expendables 3 (4-Aug-2014)

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Author of books:
My Fight / Your Fight (2015, memoir)

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