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Ronda Rousey named to the UFC HOF

During the UFC 225 card it was announced that Ronda Rousey will become the next member and first female into the UFC Hall of Fame.

Rousey, who now works for WWE, was arguably the sports first female megastar. She main evented multiple shows and was responsible for hundreds of thousands of pay per view buys. Rousey’s success transcended the sport and she would become a multi-media sensation, bestowing the covers of many magazines, appearing in films and hosting Saturday Night Live.

In the octagon, Rousey entered the world of Mixed Martial Arts after winning the Bronze Medal in Judo in the 2008 Olympics. Rousey began her MMA career slowly and shortly after joining Strikeforce she would win the Women’s Bantamweight Championship from Miesha Tate. She would defend her title shortly after by defeating Sarah Kaufman in a contest that did not go past one round. This was a pattern for Ronda Rousey as she would win he first six professional fight in one round. The UFC came calling and she would become the first female signed to UFC.

After being anointed by UFC as the inaugural Bantamweight Champion Rousey continued her dominance. She would submit Liz Carmouche in her first title defense and would again defeat Miesha Tate in what would be her only fight that went three rounds. Rousey’s next four title defenses (Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano & Bethe Correia) would see her destroy her opponents in a combined 2:12, which is possibly the most dynamic stretch in UFC championship history.

In what was considered a huge upset, Holly Holm knocked out Rousey in the second round in the main event of UFC 193 and she would fail one year later to take the title back when she lost to Amanda Nunes. This would be her last professional fight.

Ronda Rousey retired with a record of 12 and 2 with 11 of her wins coming within one round. While there might be some critics who feel that Rousey is not the pioneer of women’s MMA and should not be the first female inductee she is the most influential female fighter of all time.

She will join the hall as this year’s Modern Era inductee. The other inductees are Matt Serra (Pioneers Wing), Bruce Connal (Contributors Wing), Art Davie (Contributors Wing) and Mauricio Rua vs Dan Henderson (Fights Wing). The ceremony will take place on July 5.

We here at would like to congratulate Ronda Rousey on achieving this prestigious accolade.

Ronda Rousey Headlines the UFC HOF Class of 2018

Last night the UFC held their Hall of Fame ceremony and while we don’t (yet) rank those who should be inducted, we always pay attention to what that Hall does.

As the UFC announced each of the inductees we discussed it here, but let’s go over the UFC Class of 2018.

The undisputed headliner was Ronda Rousey, who without question changed the sport forever and was the first female Mixed Martial Artist to be a bona fide headliner. Rousey’s success transcended the sport and she appeared on multiple shows including a guest hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. She was the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and she enters as this year’s Modern Wing Inductee.

Matt Serra enters via the Pioneer Wing. Serra pulled off what was arguably the greatest upset in MMA history when he knocked out Georges St-Pierre in 2007 to win the Welterweight Title.

There are two entrants in the Contributors Wing this year. Art Davie, a former co-owner and Bruce Connal, a longtime producer of the product made the cut.

This year’s inducted Fight is the first encounter between Shogun Rua and Dan Henderson at UFC 139 in which the latter won by decision.

We here at would like to congratulate the UFC Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

17. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey may have been a regular visitor to WWE events, but her surprise participation at the WWE Wrestlemania in San Francisco was what the “ESPN World” paid attention to.  Based on that, she is not that far away from being a WWE Hall of Famer and that moment alone may put her there now.

16. Ronda Rousey

Never has the good doctor been so afraid of a woman, yet so aroused! Ronda Rousey will at least go down as the greatest female fighter of our generation and even if in one hundred years someone else comes along and takes that mantle, she was the one who proved you could be a female, kick ass and make a lot of money doing it. Regardless, when she gives that look like she is ready to knock your block off, it is one of the sexiest things that I have ever seen.
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