Former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who was at one time the most important star within the sport, hasn’t stepped foot inside a cage since her 2016 loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Since then the previous Olympian has appeared contained in the WWE ring and labored to get her performing profession off the bottom.
Her first profession loss was at UFC 193 to Holly Holm in 2015. That battle ended with a spotlight reel head kick KO that continues to be one of the memorable moments in MMA historical past. Previous to that second Rousey dominated her subject, racking up 12 wins in a row — all in spectacular style.
Rousey just lately collaborated with Males’s Well being on a video displaying her getting a brand new tattoo; one which memorializes that successful streak. Watch under as she goes below the needle of Chuey Quintanar to obtain tattoos of the second counts of every of her wins. Whereas getting tattooed Rousey chats about every of her profession wins and she or he truly has some attention-grabbing remarks concerning her UFC debut, her rivalry with Miesha Tate, a possible battle with Gina Carano and Cat Zingano’s gameplan.
After showing in Strikeforce and taking that promotion’s bantamweight championship, Rousey was the primary girl ever signed to the UFC. She made her debut, versus Liz Carmouche, for the bantamweight title at UFC 157 in 2013.
She gained that battle by trademark armbar within the first spherical. Subsequent up she confronted Miesha Tate, who she had overwhelmed again in Strikeforce. Versus Tate, Rousey had the longest battle of her profession. It made it into the third spherical earlier than Rousey scored the armbar win.
Subsequent up she confronted fellow Olympian Sara McMann in a battle she gained by way of TKO. That was Rousey’s first stoppage on account of strikes. Her second got here within the subsequent match, versus Alexis Davis (which lasted simply 16 seconds).
It was round this time that Rousey was being heralded as a prodigious striker and all-round phenom by the UFC and sections of the press. In her subsequent battle she confronted Zingano, who she beat in 14 seconds with an unorthodox armbar.
In 2015, together with her stardom breaking by way of into the mainstream, Rousey confronted Bethe Correia in Rio. The battle had loads of trash speak and bitterness connected, however it lasted simply 34 seconds, with the Brazilian getting KO’d.
After this Rousey was the most popular ticket in MMA (although Conor McGregor was quick on her heels). Nevertheless, all of it got here tumbling down for Rousey in 2015, because of Holly Holm’s shin.
Regardless of how her profession completed up, it’s apparent that Rousey nonetheless holds numerous expensive reminiscences within the sport. And most of them are particular sufficient for her to completely mark on her pores and skin.
Rousey is at the moment below contract with the WWE, although she has not appeared for that firm since 2019’s Wrestlemania 35.