UFC To Induct Ronda Rousey To Hall Of Fame
After being the first-ever woman to win a UFC title, Ronda Rousey will now be the first woman in UFC history to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
During the UFC 225 broadcast it was announced that Rousey would be inducted into the modern wing of the UFC Hall of Fame on July 5.
— UFC (@ufc) June 10, 2018
Rousey’s contributions to bringing women’s MMA to the biggest promotion in the world have led to a number of women blossoming into some of the company’s biggest stars. Rousey was the inaugural UFC women’s bantamweight championship in 2012 after being the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion earlier that year.
After winning a bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics in judo, Rousey started her MMA career in 2011, winning her first 12 bouts, almost all of them by submission. Rousey was a massive mainstream star as she headlined multiple pay-per-views, some of which broke a million buys, becoming the first woman to achieve that feat.
The end of her MMA career did not go over as well as the start of it as she lost her UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm in 2015 and then later lose to Amanda Nunes in a title fight in 2016. The loss to Nunes would end up being Rousey’s last MMA fight as she has now transitioned into becoming a professional wrestler, signing with WWE earlier this year and making her debut match at WrestleMania this year.
The formal induction, where Rousey be appearing live, will take place on July 5 at The Pearl at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.