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5 Things you didn't know about Ronda Rousey

Pratyay Ghosh
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 15:15 IST

Ronda Rousey will team up with Kurt Angle to face Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Ronda Rousey will team up with Kurt Angle to face Triple H and Stephanie McMahon

Ronda Rousey's WWE career didn't get off to the hottest of starts but it's clear that WWE has big plans for the former UFC Bantamweight Champion. And, if the Spinebuster on Triple H is anything to go by, Ronda shouldn't have any problems inside the ring.

5: Top level athlete

A decorated judoka and a former Olympic Bronze Medallist at the 2008 Beijing Games, Rousey transitioned into Mixed Martial Arts in 2010, winning her amateur debut in 23 seconds with her trademark armbar. Rousey made her pro debut at King of the Cage: Turning Point, winning her fight in 25 seconds with the armbar.

Rousey made her Strikeforce debut in 2011, winning the fight with a technical submission early in the first round. She won the Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Championship in 2012 from Meisha Tate.

In November 2012, Rousey signed with the UFC, making her the first ever female fighter to sign for the promotion. The UFC built their women's Bantamweight division around her and crowned her the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.

Rousey won her first six title defences in 1077 seconds combined and helped her transcend into the mainstream.

In her seventh title defence, Rousey lost her title to Holly Holm and this was the beginning of a rocky period for her. After a year away, Rousey returned to face Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Unable to deal with Nunes' striking game, Rousey lost by TKO just 48 seconds into the first round.

Despite her MMA career not ending as well as she would have liked, it's impossible to argue against the fact that Rousey is a gifted and accomplished athlete. How can you argue with a Bronze medal in the Olympics?

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