Introduction: Ronda Rousey’s Career So Far
Ronda Rousey is a professional American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. She was the first and current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, as well as the former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She has won eleven of her fights in the first round, nine of them by armbar. Rousey is undefeated.
Rousey became interested in judo from a young age , and attended the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado at age 15. In 2004, Rousey became the youngest judo champion in U.S history by winning the USA Judo National Junior Olympics . Later that year, she won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships. She then won gold and silver medals in her weight class at 2006 and 2007 World Judo Championships, respectively.
Ronda Rousey made her mixed martial arts debut in 2010. She fought and won three fights in the first round, all by armbar submission. In 2011, she was signed to fight for Strikeforce, which at the time was the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Rousey became the Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion when she beat Miesha Tate in 2012. In August of the same year, she became the first and only woman to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship .
In her UFC debut fight , Rousey won a match against Liz Carmouche in just under a minute. She then beat Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds. Rousey successfully defended her title against Bethe Correia in 34 seconds.
When does Ronda Rousey fight again ?
There is no official word yet on who Ronda Rousey’s next opponent will be, but there are a few possible contenders. One possible challenger is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes. Nunes is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has won 10 of her 13 fights. She is the current champion, and has defended her title twice.
Another possible challenger is the undefeated Cris Cyborg. Cyborg is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who competes in the Featherweight division. She is currently signed with the UFC, and is the former Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion. She is undefeated with a record of 17-0. Rousey has stated that she would like to fight Cyborg, but Cyborg has said that she does not want to fight Rousey because Rousey is “too small.”
There are also a few other possible challengers who have been mentioned, including Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko.
It is not yet known when Ronda Rousey will fight again, but it is expected that she will defend her title later this year. Amanda Nunes has already expressed interest in fighting Rousey at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil .We will have to wait and see who Rousey’s opponent will be, but in the meantime there are plenty of other UFC events to enjoy.
Rousey is scheduled to return at UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. She takes on fellow former world champion and Brazilian Amanda Nunes. Nunes is the current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion, while Rousey is returning from a year-long hiatus. This will be Rousey’s first fight since losing her title to Holly Holm in November 2015.However, Nunes has since announced she will not be ready for that date due to injuries and may need more recovery time. This could delay Rousey’s return even further. It is also believed that Nunes wants a full camp against Rousey and to not take a short-notice fight.
It appears that we will just have to wait and see what happens. Keep checking back for updates!