WATCH : Ronda Rousey Glorifies All Her MMA Career Wins in a Tattoo

Published 04/08/2021, 2:00 PM EDT


Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is one of the most popular MMA fighters. She was the first woman to be signed by UFC. Inside the UFC ring, she has an incredible record of 12-2 with twelve of those victories coming straight one after the other.

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Out of those 12 victories, nine have come via submission locks, and three have been knockouts. She has recorded four consecutive first-round victories out of which two were inside 20 seconds.

Recently she got herself a tattoo to glorify all her career MMA wins. The tattoo marked different times in seconds in which she got her victories.

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Ronda talks about her Strikeforce debut where she became bantamweight champion. She made her debut for UFC against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157. She says, “I was like nervous, I was like rushing in to take down, I shouldn’t have”.

‘Rowdy’ won that fight by submission using an armbar within the first round. She faced off against Miesha Tate next, against whom she had already fought in Strikeforce. She said that was the longest fight of her career. The fight went to the third round before Rousey scored with a submission win by locking the armbar.

Next in line, she fought Sara McMann. A fight she won via TKO. Rousey says, “that’s the first time I dropped someone by striking.”

She got the recognition of fearless striker. Although the best got saved for Zingano, she defeated her within 14 seconds.

Why did Ronda Rousey leave the UFC?

Ronda was high on success in UFC. She had won every fight till now she fought. But at UFC 193, she suffered her first loss against Holly Holm and it was devastating for her, and the next fight against Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in 2017 sealed her UFC career for good. She got comprehensively beaten by Nunes, and shortly after, she left MMA.

She debuted for WWE shortly after winding up her MMA career. She last competed for them at WrestleMania 2019. Her contract is set to expire later this year, but she hasn’t shown up for them yet.

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She was arguably the biggest star in UFC during her peak. Dana White once famously said that “women will never fight in the UFC” long before she joined them. She came, she saw, she conquered and brought women’s MMA into the mainstream.

What was your favorite moment of ‘Rowdy’ Rousey?

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Akshyay Srichandan Mahapatra

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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