Over the years, women have been proving that they’re as capable as men. With much respect, women are amazing, but one thing worth noting (for us, at least) is a woman succeeding in the world of combat sports. In the most brutal sport where no female has ever made headlines, Ronda Rousey came into the MMA scene and shocked the world!
Insane Ronda Rousey Fight Highlights!
Rowdy Ronda Rousey Best Finishes
Would you believe that before Ronda Rousey started her mixed martial arts career, she juggled jobs as a bartender and a cocktail waitress? She rented a studio apartment in Venice Beach, California after retiring from judo at age 21. Her interest in MMA started after watching a friend compete against current UFC star Nate Diaz in the Ultimate Fighter finale. As a gifted fighter and the first American to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, her mixed martial arts debut was a stunning submission win due to an armbar in only 23 seconds against Hayden Munoz. Her next 7 fights were also fast–attaining victories in the first round all by armbar submission, some achieved in just a matter of seconds.
The sports world has never seen anything like it, making her the most dominant active athlete and the best female athlete ever. The duration of her fights had an average of 2 minutes and 59 seconds before she was finally defeated by Holly Holm on November 15, 2015, at the UFC 193 main event. It was believed that too many distractions leading to the fight contributed to the loss. That, plus Holm being a great fighter not to be underestimated. But all the greats have their off days as well, and they learn from every situation including defeats. As we await her return to the Octagon, let’s relive some of her crazy highlights in this video by Trey Moore.
- Ronda Rousey vs Miesha Tate weigh-in for UFC 168
- Ronda Rousey pounding Alexis Davis at UFC 175
Ronda Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm was a stunning letdown for her fans. But with her ridiculously busy schedule from photo shoots, movie appearances, and never ending interviews, it was almost predictable that it’s only a matter of time until her first taste of defeat would come. She’s not the first world class athlete who fell victim to rockstar status. But we believe that at age 29, Ronda Rousey is just getting started.
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