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Watch Ronda Rousey Win A WWE Belt At Summerslam

Rousey becomes just the third person in history to hold both a WWE and UFC title.

Much like her early matches in MMA, Ronda Rousey just tore through her opposition quick to take a championship belt. This time it was the WWE’s RAW Women’s Championship title, which she took off Alexa Bliss in a five minute squash match that ended with (what else?) an armbar.

The whole affair was a bit anti-climactic. Bliss offered no real offense and took three or four bumps before Rousey mangled her arm and forced a tap. The ending had shades of Rousey’s first fight against Miesha Tate, where Ronda snapped Miesha’s arm backwards. We’ll have to get back to you on the time, but I think the celebration actually lasted longer than the match itself.

With the victory, Ronda Rousey joins Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar as they only athletes to win titles in both the WWE and UFC.

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Watch The Most Violent Head Kick KO In WMMA Since Holm Vs. Rousey

Jenni Kivioja scored the huge KO kick en route to winning silver in a three day 8-woman tournament.

The International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) just held its 2018 Senior European Championships in Bucharest, Romania over the week and the amateur tournament event featured one of the meanest kicks to the face since Holly Holm dethroned Ronda Rousey in 2016.

Finland’s Jenni Kivioja caught Sweden’s Jessica Forslund Reis with the fight stopping headkick at 2:38 of the first round in their women’s featherweight fight. Watch it now:

The fight was Kivioja’s first of three in as many days. She’d go on to beat Italy’s Fabiana Giampa on the scorecards in the semis before losing in the finals via decision to Germany’s Julia Dorney. That landed Kivioja a silver medal in her weightclass and a highlight that will live on forever.

A quick explanation on why Kivioja was fighting so often: the IMMAF dubs itself “the global governing body for amateur MMA, working for Olympic recognition” so their events are structured to simulate what Olympic MMA could look like. In this case, that’s fourteen weight classes worth of 8-fighter tournaments contested over three consecutive days of fighting.

Who knows how big of a role the IMMAF could play in MMA’s inclusion in the Olympics (if it ever happens at all). But it’s pretty cool that this massive amateur tournament worked out without half the competitors getting injured after day one.

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Cyborg Conspires With WWE Stars To Take Down Rousey

Worked shoot?

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, has been laying waste to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) roster ever since she made her WrestleMania debut back in April.

So how can the pro wrestling “Divas” contend with a real life mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter? By employing the services of another combat sports powerhouse in the form of UFC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg.

“Let me know Alexa Bliss if you need help training Judo takedown and armbar defense,” the Brazilian wrote on Twitter. Bliss was smashed by Rousey on Monday Night RAW, leading to a suspension of 30 days.

Her response:

Cyborg has a long history with Rousey, which started when the “Rowdy” one was still plying her trade under the UFC banner. At the time, that was the biggest fight to make in the women’s division, and perhaps all of MMA, but this happened first.

And this happened second.

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Ronda Rousey Steals The Show At WWE “Money In The Bank”

Former UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey entered the WWE with mixed reviews.

However, just months into her pro wrestling career, the former Olympian has propelled herself to the top of the list in terms of must-see TV.

On Sunday night, Rousey took on champion Nia Jax at the “Money in the Bank” event from just outside Chicago. And while she was unable to secure the title, Rousey earned raving reviews for her work:

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Watch Ronda Rousey Get Ragdolled By Nia Jax

Ronda Rousey just got a shot at the RAW women’s championship. Here’s how that went.

Ronda Rousey had her second full match in the WWE this Sunday at Money In The Bank, and it was another strong showing for the former UFC champion.

Rousey faced off against RAW women’s champion Nia Jax in a back and forth match that ended with Ronda seconds away from winning the belt with an armbar, only to have Alexa Bliss show up and smack her in the head with a briefcase to steal the win. Pro wrestling!

Rousey continues to impress for a greenhorn that’s new to the wrestling game. This was the first time she’s wrestled a full match sans tag partner, and she looked like she belonged in the co-main of a WWE pay-per-view. Nia Jax spent a good amount of the match beating on Ronda, and Rousey ragdolled realistically across her new stage, taking some huge bumps and selling them well.

Another highlight of the match featured Rousey tossing Jax with a legit judo throw. More of this please thank you!

But any MMA fan is going to have a hard time overlooking the ridiculous armbars Rousey was using through the match. For some reason the WWE has decided to cartoonify the submission, resulting in several eye rolling moments during the bout. Why they wouldn’t just do it, like, for realsies, I have no idea. But they don’t, and it is awful.

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Watch Ronda Rousey Get Ragdolled By Nia Jax

Ronda Rousey just got a shot at the RAW women’s championship. Here’s how that went.

Ronda Rousey had her second full match in the WWE this Sunday at Money In The Bank, and it was another strong showing for the former UFC champion.

Rousey faced off against RAW women’s champion Nia Jax in a back and forth match that ended with Ronda seconds away from winning the belt with an armbar, only to have Alexa Bliss show up and smack her in the head with a briefcase and steal her win. Pro wrestling!

Rousey continues to impress for a greenhorn that’s new to the wrestling game. Nia Jax spent a good amount of the match beating on Ronda, and Rousey ragdolled realistically across her new stage, taking some huge bumps and selling them well.

Another highlight of the match featured Rousey tossing Jax with a legit judo throw. More of this, please thank you!

But any MMA fan is going to have a hard time overlooking the ridiculous armbars Rousey was using through the match. For some reason the WWE has decided to cartoonify the submission, resulting in several eye rolling moments during the bout. Why they wouldn’t just do, like, for realsies, I have no idea. But they don’t, and it is awful.

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Ronda Rousey Reacts To UFC Hall Of Fame Induction

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, may have been chased from the 135-pound division by Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, but there would be no Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes if not for the trail blazed by “Rowdy.”

Others came before her, like ex-Strikeforce headliner Gina Carano, as well as Japanese sensation Megumii Fuji and regional powerhouse Tara LaRosa, but Rousey was able to bring women’s mixed martial arts (MMA) to the Octagon, where it currently thrives across four different weight classes.

Not surprisingly, the promotion will induct her into the UFC Hall of Fame in July.

“This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the Hall of Fame,” Rousey wrote on social media. “May I be the first of many.”

After hanging up the gloves in 2017 — which we are not allowed to refer to as “retirement” — Rousey (12-2) crossed over to the world of professional wrestling, inking a longterm deal with WWE and making her WrestleMania debut back in April.

Maybe she can complete the second of these three goals by the end of the year.

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Former Champ Ronda Rousey First Woman to Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be inducted to the UFC Hall of Fame’s “Modern Wing.” Rousey will be the first ever woman MMA fighter to be inducted to the Hall of Fame.
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Ronda Rousey to Be Inducted Into UFC Hall of Fame

Regardless of whether you loved her or hated her, you can’t deny that Ronda Rousey changed the face of the sport.

When Dana White declared that the UFC would never let women into the Octagon, Rousey broke down the cage door with a superstar persona and an unstoppable armbar. And when the UFC needed stars to light the way as old heroes faded, she assumed the role like she was meant for it.

So of course Rousey is going to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. She deserves it. More so than most, she deserves it.

Here’s the UFC’s official release:

“ROWDY” RONDA ROUSEY MAKES HISTORY
AS FIRST WOMAN SELECTED FOR INDUCTION INTO UFC® HALL OF FAME

Las Vegas – UFC® today announced that former UFC and Strikeforce® women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s ‘Modern Wing’ as a member of the class of 2018. The 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 5, at The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS® starting at 7 p.m. PT.

“There would be no women in UFC without Ronda Rousey,” UFC President Dana White said. “Ronda is an absolute pioneer who helped me personally, and a lot of other people, look at women in combat sports differently. She accomplished everything she set out to do with UFC and became a global icon and role model in the process. Today, the women’s divisions are packed with incredibly talented fighters and they produce some of the best fights you’ll ever see. We’re proud to announce Ronda as the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.”

“This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame,” Rousey said. “May I be the first of many.”

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Behold the Greatness That is Amanda Nunes Crushing Ronda Rousey

UFC female bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes is headlining UFC 224 this weekend. And though she’ll be facing Raquel Pennington, and the bout takes place in her home-country of Brazil, the only storyline that matters – will ever matter – is that Nunes once beat the crap out of Ronda Rousey.

Seriously, Nunes could retire tomorrow, and still those highlight reels will show her crushing Rousey like an annoying bug.

Let’s set the scene, shall we?

When Nunes faced Rousey at UFC 207, the former was the champ and the latter the challenger, because Holly Holm had head-kicked the belt away from Rousey, then Miesha Tate choked Holm, and Nunes pounded out Tate. But despite her challenger status, Rousey was far and away the star of the show. She was, after all, the reason there were females fighting in the Octagon.

Unfortunately, the pressures of fame bore down heavily on the judo Olympian, and with every eye and lens upon her, Rousey was all frowns.

She was also all bluster and no training – as evidenced by the complete destruction Nunes inflicted upon her via her fists. Rousey was TKO’d in a whole 48 seconds.

So here’s the fight. Watch and enjoy.

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