Ronda Rousey Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Ronda Rousey      

UFC Champion, Olympic Medalist, Actor & Author

Ronda Rousey is professional wrestler, actress, author, and former mixed martial artist and judoka. She is currently a WWE wrestler.

She is a UFC bantamweight champion and Olympic medalist in Judo. Arguably the most dominant athlete in UFC history, Rousey is responsible for the inclusion of women in the Octagon. She has taken Hollywood by storm with her signature force, landing roles in major films including Entourage and exploding onto the scene with the drive, commitment, and command that has made her a champion.

After becoming the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo by winning bronze at the 2008 Summer Olympics, Rousey began pursuing a career in mixed martial arts (MMA). She won her MMA debut for King of the Cage before going to Strikeforce, where she became the last-ever Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion before the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bought Strikeforce in 2011.

She set the record for most UFC title defenses by a woman, and also became the first female fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.

In 2018, Rousey began a career in professional wrestling, signing a contract with WWE. She debuted at WrestleMania 34, and later won the Raw Women's Championship, her first WWE and professional wrestling title, at SummerSlam. She then headlined the first-ever WWE all-women's pay-per-view event when she successfully defended her title at WWE Evolution. Before losing a match at the first-ever women's WrestleMania, she had the longest reign as Raw Women's Champion, at 232 days.

She released her book My Fight/Your Fight. In this inspiring and moving book, Rousey charts her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth.

Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do, including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices, how to turn limitations into opportunities, and how to be the best on your worst day. Packed with raw emotion, drama, and wisdom, it's an unforgettable story by one of the most remarkable women in the world.

Rousey has also enjoyed success as an actress, appearing in the films The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Mile 22.

Rousey is widely considered to be one of the greatest and most influential female athletes ever. She is the only woman to win a championship in both the UFC and WWE, as well as the only woman to headline a pay-per-view event in both companies. Rousey was voted the best female athlete of all-time in a 2015 ESPN fan poll, and Fox Sports described her as "one of the defining athletes of the 21st century."

News


UFC star Ronda Rousey joins 'Fast 7? cast | Variety

In the first major casting for the next installment of the “Fast & Furious” franchise, Ultimate Fighting Champion Ronda Rousey is ready to take her talents to the ...

Ronda Rousey: The World's Most Dangerous Woman | Rolling Stone

How did Ronda Rousey go from living in her car to being MMA's most unstoppable force?

Here Is Ronda Rousey’s Exact Diet and Exercise Plan for You to Copy

If there’s one woman on the planet you really, really don’t want to get on the wrong side of, it’s UFC champ and Olympic bronze medalist Ronda Rousey.

Ronda Rousey lands in Forbes' highest-paid female athletes for 2016

For the second year in a row, Ronda Rousey has landed in the top 10 of the highest-paid female athletes in the world. According to Forbes, Rousey landed third on the list this year, moving up from No. 8 from a year ago.

Ronda Rousey considered suicide after loss to Holly Holm

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey says she thought about killing herself in the immediate aftermath of her knockout loss to Holly Holm in November.

Related Speakers View all


More like Ronda