Ronda Rousey is a Judoka (a mixed martial artist), and she’s also actress. Over the past few years Ronda has been making waves with her fighting skills and she’s also the highest paid UFC fighter, man or woman. Her mother was a Judoka as well and originally trained Ronda to be the dangerous lady she is today. She’s among the most popular female athletes of our time and one of the most searched people on Google.
Ronda don’t take no mess
Ronda Rousey originally started her career in Judo and entered the 2004 Olympics. She was the youngest Judoka to enter the Olympics. Also in 2004, she entered the World Junior Judo Championships and won a gold metal.
Ronda as the champion
Ronda has held the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship, and successfully defended her title six times before her stunning loss to Holly Holm.
Don’t forget about Judo
Ronda holds numerous medals in the art of Judo. Most of them are silver and gold medals with a few bronze metals.
The world’s most dangerous woman
Rolling Stone magazine dubbed Ronda “The World’s Most Dangerous Woman” for good reason. Just look at those soup bones!
The other Ronda Rousey
Ronda has softer pursuits as well, including modeling this painted-on swimsuit for Sports Illustrated.
Yet another Sports Illustrated swimsuit shoot
Here’s Ronda in the 2016 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, taken in St. Vincent in the Caribbean!
Brawn and beauty
Who says the two cannot co-exist? Don’t tell Ronda that or you might end up losing a tooth or two (or three)!
See where fighting can get you
Fighting has also opened doors for Ronda in the film industry. She is the total package, from head to toe.
In 2015, Dwayne “The Rock Johnson confronted wrestler Triple H (real name Paul Michael Levesque) and HHH’s wife Stephanie McMahon at Wrestlemania 31.
A little too personal
After an exchange of a few words between Triple H and the Rock, the Rock loses it and goes off of Triple H.
How dare he touch my husband!
Stephanie McMahon slaps the taste out of The Rock’s mouth and taunts that he won’t hit a woman.
Seek and ye shall find..
The Rock hops out of the ring and lo and behold, his good buddy, powerhouse Ronda Rousey is in the crowd! Wah woh, Stephanie.
The Rock has a backup plan
The Rock does not hit women, but Ronda can and she definitely will! Stephanie is toast.
The odds are even
The Authority tries to warn The Rock and Ronda about the storm of hurt coming their way, but his empty threats don’t seem to work on them.
You have no business in this ring
Here, it looks as though Stephanie might be starting to get butterflies in her stomach.
Ronda gives Stephanie the business
Ronda gives Stephanie a painful lesson in respect! The Rock and Rousey both took to social media later to say that this feud was not over.
Ronda takes out Triple H!
It seems like the Rock wasn’t needed after all! Ronda can even hold her own against Triple H!
Let’s take a closer look
It’s difficult to look at Stephanie McMachon as she writhes in excruciating pain while Ronda Rousey performs one of her signature armbars.
Rousey vs. Tate
Wow, Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey looks like it’s going to be a heated fight. Though they have a long-lasting rivalry, both women have professed a mutual respect.
Fists of fury
Here are Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate going at it. Ronda won by submission in round 3 (0:58).
It looks Like Miesha needs a shoulder to cry on!!!
And a leg to stand on! Ronda gets Rowdy with Miesha Tate!
Rousey vs. Kaufman
Ronda Rousey fought Canadian Sarah Kaufman on August 18, 2012. Kaufman, 30, was the first Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion.
Fight promo: Rousey vs. Kaufman
One of the face-to-face promos for the bout. Ronda did a lot of publicity prior to this fight, even appearing on the cover of ESPN’s Body Issue.
Play time is over!
And here are two ladies getting ready to beat the stuffing out of each other.
And your winner is…
Ronda Rousey beat Sarah Kaufman and defended her title. She deserves to raise her hand in victory!
Rousey vs. McMann
Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann went head-to-head in a UFC title bout on February 14th, 2014, at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Happy Valentine’s Day.
Promotional face-off for Rousey vs. McMann fight
‘Fear’ is defined as an “unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous.”
These ladies know nothing about that emotion!
Ronda goes for the breadbasket!
With a killer’s instinct, Ronda delivers a vicious knee directly to McMann’s gut.
The dust finally settles
In the end, Ronda successfully defended her title against McMann, in a bout that lasted 1:06. McMann shouldn’t feel bad about it though; she was the first American woman ever to receive a silver medal in Olympic wrestling.
Rousey vs. Zingano
And here’s the Ronda Rousey vs Cat Zingano promotional. The fight between these two went down on February 22, 2015.
Another intimidation pose for publicity
These ladies cannot wait to knuckle up! Sadly, this fight took place only one year after Cat’s husband committed suicide.
This ain’t Chubby Checker!
Rousey and the Cat battle it out. This is not the twist or even the tango! It’s a duel to the bitter end.
Another refreshing victory
Ronda skinned the cat with an armbar for the victory! The bout took just 14 seconds. Ouch. This was not a good fight for Cat, and she said later that she’d like a rematch.
Rousey Vs. Correia
Here’s a promo for Ronda Rousey vs Bethe Correia for the championship and glory! Correia is a 32-year old Brazilian.
Both ladies pose for the promo
Wow, these girls clean up good. They look like they are about to go out on a night on the town!
You’ve got something in your hair, Bethe!
Ronda grabs Bethe by the hair and it’s on! This battle took place on August 1, 2015.
Ouch, that hurt, but oh well!
Ronda might be a little banged up, but she gets the W! It’s all worth it in the end.
Rousey vs. Holm
Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm. The face off and a flex of muscle from Ronda. The fight took place on November 14, 2015.
An exchange of fisticuffs
Ronda and Holly go at it in one of the biggest women fights ever!
Ronda gets a neck full of foot!
In everyone’s life, a little rain must fall. Ronda came up on the short end of this fight due to a long kick by Holly Holm.