Biography

Ronda Rousey burst onto the women's MMA scene in August of 2010. Born in Riverside County, California on February 1, 1987 to parents Ron Rousey and AnnMaria DeMars, little Ronda was born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that damaged her vocal chords. She didn't speak coherently until the age of six. Ronda was a self-professed tomboy and swam from the ages of 6 to 10. She competed on the Jr. Olympic swim team where she placed in the state level.

Because of her mother, a 7th degree black belt and 1984 World Judo Champion, Ronda took up the sport. She had a hard time socializing with other kids and found that Judo gave her confidence. She holds a 4th degree black belt in the martial art.

Ronda's Judo career is a storied one. At 17 she became the youngest judoka in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. That same year she won a gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships in Budapest, and in 2006 she became the first U.S. female in almost 10 years to win an A-Level tournament going 5-0 to clench the gold at the World Cup in Great Britain. At 19 she won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships. She is the first U.S. athlete to win two Junior World Medals. In 2007 she added a silver at the World Judo Championships and a gold at the Pan American Games. The pinnacle of her Judo career was a bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Rousey became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's Judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992.

After medaling in the Olympics, Ronda's career hit a dead end. She did some bartending to make ends meet and tried to find a better paying job, but it was tough finding anyone that needed her particular skill set. Throwing people down and putting them in armbars aren't really something you can put on a resume. By chance Ronda caught the Gina Carano

 vs. Julie Kedzie fight on television and things changed.

She made her mixed martial arts debut as an amateur in 2010. Since then she has never lost a fight, winning the majority in the first round by armbar submission. Ronda took it upon herself to chase after and demand attention so that the UFC could no longer ignore women fighters. UFC President Dana White

 had publicly stated that women would never be allowed to fight in the UFC, but on February 23, 2013, Ronda did just that. She won the fight against Liz Carmouche in the first round with her signature armbar and became the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.

Ronda will be appearing in her first motion picture - Expendables 3

 (2014). Other projects are Fast & Furious 7 (2015) and The Athena Project as well as Entourage(2015). - IMDb Mini Biography

Ronda Rousey burst onto the women's MMA scene in August of 2010. Born in Riverside County, California on February 1, 1987 to parents Ron Rousey and AnnMaria DeMars, little Ronda was born with an umbilical cord wrapped around her neck that damaged her vocal chords. She didn't speak coherently until the age of six. Ronda was a self-professed tomboy and swam from the ages of 6 to 10. She competed on the Jr. Olympic swim team where she placed in the state level.

Because of her mother, a 7th degree black belt and 1984 World Judo Champion, Ronda took up the sport. She had a hard time socializing with other kids and found that Judo gave her confidence. She holds a 4th degree black belt in the martial art.

Ronda's Judo career is a storied one. At 17 she became the youngest judoka in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. That same year she won a gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships in Budapest, and in 2006 she became the first U.S. female in almost 10 years to win an A-Level tournament going 5-0 to clench the gold at the World Cup in Great Britain. At 19 she won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships. She is the first U.S. athlete to win two Junior World Medals. In 2007 she added a silver at the World Judo Championships and a gold at the Pan American Games. The pinnacle of her Judo career was a bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Rousey became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women's Judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992.

After medaling in the Olympics, Ronda's career hit a dead end. She did some bartending to make ends meet and tried to find a better paying job, but it was tough finding anyone that needed her particular skill set. Throwing people down and putting them in armbars aren't really something you can put on a resume. By chance Ronda caught the Gina Carano

 vs. Julie Kedzie fight on television and things changed.

She made her mixed martial arts debut as an amateur in 2010. Since then she has never lost a fight, winning the majority in the first round by armbar submission. Ronda took it upon herself to chase after and demand attention so that the UFC could no longer ignore women fighters. UFC President Dana White

 had publicly stated that women would never be allowed to fight in the UFC, but on February 23, 2013, Ronda did just that. She won the fight against Liz Carmouche in the first round with her signature armbar and became the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.

Ronda will be appearing in her first motion picture - Expendables 3

 (2014). Other projects are Fast & Furious 7 (2015) and The Athena Project as well as Entourage(2015). - IMDb Mini Biography

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 40

Birthday 1987-02-01

Place of Birth Santa Monica - California - USA

Official Site http://www.rondamma.com/

Also Known As

  • The Arm Collector
  • Ronda Jean Rousey
  • Rowdy
  • The Armbar Assassin
  • The Rowdy One
  • Rowdy Ronda

Acting TV ShowsMovies

Do Nothing Bitches
My Fight/Your Fight as Herself
The Athena Project
Road House
2019 WWE WrestleMania 35 as "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey
2019 WWE Elimination Chamber 2019 as Ronda Rousey
2019 WWE Royal Rumble 2019
2018 WWE TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2018 as Ronda Rousey
2018 WWE Survivor Series 2018 as Ronda Rousey
2018 WWE Evolution as Ronda Rousey
2018 WWE Super Show-Down as Ronda Rousey
2018 WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 as Ronda Rousey
2018 WWE SummerSlam 2018 as Ronda Rousey
2018 Mile 22 as Sam Snow
2018 Then, Now, Forever: The Evolution of WWE’s Women’s Division
2018 WWE Money in the Bank 2018
2018 WWE WrestleMania 34 as Ronda Rousey
2018 WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 as Ronda Rousey
2017 Battle of the Network Stars (10 episodes) as Herself - Team Captain
2017 Through My Father's Eyes
2016 UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey as Herself
2015 UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm as Herself
2015 Blindspot (1 episode) as Devon Penberthy
2015 UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia as Herself
2015 Entourage as Ronda Rousey
2015 Furious 7 as Kara
2015 UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano as Herself
2014 The Making of The Expendables 3 as Herself
2014 The Expendables 3 as Luna
2014 UFC 175: Weidman vs. Machida as Herself
2014 UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann as Herself
2014 Ronda Rousey: Breaking Ground as Herself
2013 UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2 as Ronda Rousey
2013 UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche as Herself
2012 Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman as Herself
2012 Strikeforce: Tate vs. Rousey as Herself
2011 Strikeforce Challengers 20: Britt vs. Sayers as Herself
2011 Strikeforce Challengers 18: Gurgel vs. Duarte as Herself
2009 American Judoka
1975 Saturday Night Live (1 episode) as Herself - Host

Writing

My Fight/Your Fight Author

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