Ronda Rousey was born on 01 February 1987 in Riverside, California. she is a multi-talent girl who is Proficient in MMA fighter, Wrestler, Model, Actor, Author, and Judoka.
As it is said that some kids are god gifted and as Ronda is. Ronda Jean Rousey is one of the girls who decide their career in childhood and start pursuing it. At the age of 11 Ronda decided to pursue her career in Judo and subsequently started taking the training of Judo from her mother. Her mother trained her for Judo up to the age of 13.
Her passion for Judo took him to the Olympics. She got qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens at a young age of 17. Her mother’s training and blessing become successful when she won the bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China for Judo and also becomes the first American woman to win an Olympic medal in women’s judo.
After mastering Judo she joined MMA Academy. She made her debut in MMA on August 6, 2010, and won some awards and achievements in MMA Championships.
But the most-awaited and the dream comes true moment came for her when she joined WWE as a professional wrestler. She joined WWE in 2018 and clinched her first WWE Women’s Championship title at SummerSlam.
|1. Real name||Ronda Jean Rousey|
|2. Birthday||1st of Feb, 1987|
|3. Birthplace||Riverside, California|
|4. Country||United States|
|5. Age||32 years|
|6. Birth Sign||Aquarius|
|7. Height||In Feet-Inches- 5’ 7”|
|8. Weight||In Kilograms- 60 kg|
|In Pounds- 165.35 lbs|
|9. Body Measurement||Chest- 34 inch, Waist - 30 inch, Hip Size- 34Inch|
|10. Proffesion||MMA Fighter,Television Actor, Actress, Model, Wrestler,Author and Judoka|
|12. Hometown||Jamestown,North Dakota|
|13. Education||GED(General Educational Developement)|
|15. Father Name||Ron Rousey(Step Father)|
|16. Mother Name||AnnMaria De Mars|
|17. Sisters Name||Maria Burns Ortiz and Julia De Mars(Step Sisters)|
|18. Net Worth||$12 Million|
|19. Marital status||Married|
|20. Husband Name||Travis Browne|
|21. Kids||Keawe Browne,Kaleo Browne|
|22. Nick Names||The Arm Collector,Rowdy Ronda,Rowdy,The Rowdy One,The Arm Bar Assasin|
|23. Eyes Colour||Grey|
|24. Hair Colour||Blonde|
|25. Car Collection||BMW,Audi,Chevrolet|
|26. Finishing Moves||Standing Reverse Kata Guruma|
|27. Her Acheivements and Awards||Won Bronze medal in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China for Judo and|
|became the first American Women to win Olympic medal in Judo|
|Been the Undefeated UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship for over an year|
|One Time Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion|
|She is the first MMA Fighter to win win an ESPY Award|
|One Time RAW Women's Champion|
|Hounered with Slammy Award(WWE) in 2015|
Her Personal Life And Assets
Ronda Rousey is 32 years old, born in Riverside, California. She is the daughter of Ann Maria De Mars(Mother) and Ron Rousey(Father).
Ronda has two sisters Maria Burns Ortiz and Julia De Mars. She is the youngest among the three. Her mother, a professional judoka, is the first American to win a World Judo Championship in 1984.
Rousey suffered from apraxia of speech up to the age of six. Apraxia of speech is a childhood speech and sound disorder where a child finds it difficult to speak and make proper sentences. The reason for that is at the time of her birth, the doctor found the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck.
At the age of six, she began to learn to speak when her mother and father shifted from riverside to Jamestown, North Dakota for providing her speech therapy.
She is a high school drop out from Santa Monica High School. But later on, she completed her GED(General Education Development) test.
In 2015, Rousey met Travis Brown(American mixed martial artist) and the news came that they are dating each other. After dating for a long time Travis and Rousey married on the 28th of August 2017 Hawaii. Rousey and Travis have no kids while Travis has two children from her former wife Jenna Renee Webb.
Ronda Rousey’s Father
Ron Rousey, her birth father committed suicide in 1995 as he could not bear the pain of his spinal cord injury. Ronda Rousey elaborated her father’s story in the given interview to Tyler Henry:
He had broke his back and he happened to have a really rare blood disorder that kept him from healing, similar to hemophilia,” Ronda, 31, revealed. “My dad decided to take matters into his own hands ‘cause he was in a huge amount of pain every day. He couldn’t work anymore. He felt like he was just a drag on the family. He was very much the person who takes care of everyone.
It is mentioned in her autobiography My Fight Your Fight, about her father. Due to his pain, which he feels in his back, forces him like to end himself. She revealed in her biography that her father used to lock himself suffocated in the garage when she and her sister watch television inside the house.
She further added in the interview:
I remember when he passed, I would try to just tell myself he was on a business trip and he’d be back and that was my way to cope with it,” Ronda told Henry. I wouldn’t be crying until he was awesome. He was the best.
MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)
After being successful in Judo’s career and winning a bronze medal in the Beijing Olympics 2008, she got retired at the age of 21. Her autobiography mentioned some lesser-known facts about her such as after retirement from Judo, she started drinking, smoking and also started working in the bar as a bartender.
She fulfilled her responsibility faithfully by doing a job and struggling a lot. But when she realized that she is an Olympic medalist then she went back towards her athletic career.
Rousey then joined Hayastan MMA Academy, where she got training for MMA. She started taking interest in learning MMA. Later that she got herself trained from her long-time trainer Edmond Tarverdyan in Glendale Fighting Club.
Ronda made her professional debut of MMA(Mixed Martial Arts) on the 27th of March, 2011, at King of the Cage: Turning Point.
One of her great achievement in the field of MMA was when she won Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Championship by defeating Miesha Tate on 3rd of March,2012, in Columbus, Ohio.
Ronda further continued her MMA career by signing with UFC in November 2012. There she got the tag of being the first women fighter to join UFC. Being a successful fighter and an athlete, she got a nickname “Rowdy” which her friend circle gave her. She didn’t accept it as she thought it would be disrespectful to the professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. But after getting the approval of the Rowdy piper for the nickname, she accepted it.
She fought in UFC by retaining her Women’s Bantamweight Championship against Liz Carmouche and Miesha Tate. Her record-breaking championship reign continued defending it against Alexis Davis, Olympic medalist, and undefeated fighter Sara McMann and Cat Zingano.
Ronda Rousey Vs Holly Holm
Women’s Bantamweight Championship reign of Ronda continued for almost 3 years(2012 to 2015) until the day comes when Ronda had to give away her title to Holly Holm. It was on the 14th of November 2015, at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia when Ronda Rousey was one on one with Holly Holm for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship accompanied by 56,214 spectators filling the stadium.
Defending the title against the tall and undefeated Holly Holm is not an easy task as she reached UFC after being a professional boxer and World Boxing Champion. She defended her title in boxing 18 times. Ronda Rousey knew it very well with whom she going to face in the ring.
The Match Begins…..
From the starting of the match, Holm seemed to be a superior striker. In round one, she didn’t give a single chance to Rondy to come to the match. On the other hand, Rousey seemed to be defending her self every time.
During the match, Rousey showed some punches and kicks to holm but end up with no aim. On the other hand, holm charged some superb shots to Rousey whenever she got a chance.
At the end of round one, the picture was very clear that Holm has a greater chance to win the match. Rousey on the other hand after round one looked tired and injured as blood coming out from her mouth.
As the round two begins, Holm came back charged with double energy. At the end of the match, Rousey got annoyed with the kicks and strategic moves of Holm and started to attack her without any strategy. Holm took the whole advantage of it and attacked her with greater force. Finally, Holm kicked Rousey to the neck to knock her down. Then she pounced on her and gave lots of punches. As a result, Rousey gave up the match.
And The Champion, Defeated
Her defeat completely shattered her. she didn’t accept her loss for some time. It is obvious how one can, especially a player who lost her title after three years.
After losing against holm she did several interviews and mentioned her loss in that. She told in an interview that she felt like to suicide and kill herself for the loss she suffered.
In a given interview to Ellen DeGeneres show, Rousey revealed her feelings :
Honestly, my thought I was like, in the medical room and I was down in the corner,” an emotional Rousey told DeGeneres. “I was sitting in the corner [thinking[ like, ‘What am I anymore if I’m not this?’ And I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself and that exact second, I’m [thinking] ‘I’m nothing … what do I do anymore and no one gives a shit about me anymore without this.
Her loss brought a moment when doctors suggested her to stay away from fights for at least 60 days. But Ronda chose almost a year to come back to UFC.
Other than MMA and Wrestling, Ronda also took interest in Modeling and acting. Modeling world appreciated her a lot, as a result, she appeared nude in ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 Body Issue.
She also did some movies in Hollywood and Television series as well. Such as:
Honoo-no Taiiku-kai TV Show(2011)
The Expendables 3(2014)
Fighter in the Sky(2016)
Drunk History Episode Scoundrels(2016)
Blindspot Episode: In Words, Drown I(2017)
Mile 22(Sam Snow)