The story of Ye-Sul Hwang, the last woman to beat Ronda Rousey

On November 15, millions of people will be watching Ronda Rousey as she defends her UFC bantamweight title against Holly Holm at UFC 193 live from the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

Rousey’s streak of victories, and her style of winning, have vaulted her to icon status, an athlete that transcends her sport. Plenty of people think ‘Rowdy’ is unbeatable, but that is not the case.

Yesterday we ran the story about Edith Bosch, a judo player from Holland who crushed Rousey’s dreams of Olympic gold in 2008, and today we bring forth (thanks to the wonderful people at /r/Judo) the story of Ye-Sul Hwang, the last woman to beat Ronda Rousey in a fight.

Hwang beat Rousey in the second round of the IJF Tunisia Grand Prix in 2010, eliminating her from the tournament:

Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympic Games, made her return to international competition on Saturday at the Tunisia Grand Prix in Tunis.

Rousey opened the event with a win over Jennifer Pitzanti (ITA) by ippon (instant win) in the 70kg division.

In the second round, Rousey battled back and forth with Paris Grand Slam silver medalist Ye-Sul Hwang (KOR), but the Korean came out on top by two yukos, including one scored from penalties committed by Rousey.

As all Grand Prix and Grand Slam events are now single elimination tournaments, Rousey was eliminated from further competition.

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