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UFC Champion Ronda Rousey: I'm Doing What I Love To Do For A Living

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UFC’s Ronda Rousey has got a big fight coming up in Las Vegas, and she's in four movies coming out this summer.

Fun facts about Ronda Rousey: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) She is an American mixed martial artist, judoka and actress. She is the first and current UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She is undefeated, having won eight of her nine fights by armbar. Rousey became the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. Rousey trains under Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy, and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club. She formerly trained at the Olympic Training Center in Wakefield, Massachusetts, under guidance of Jimmy Pedro and is now part of Team Hayastan in Santa Monica, California. Rousey also trains with Romanian Leo Frîncu and Gene Lebell, along with Team Hayastan fighters such as Manny Gamburyan, Karen Darabedyan, Karo Parisyan and Sako Chivitchian. She is managed by Brad Slater from WME. In July 2012, Rousey enlisted former undefeated boxing and kickboxing champion Lucia Rijker as striking coach.

2) Rousey is the consensus #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world, according to MMARising, MMAWeekly, and other publications. She is ranked #1 at 135 pounds according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings. As of March 10, 2014, she is the #10 pound-for-pound fighter in the UFC.

3) Rousey will star in the films The Expendables 3 and Fast & Furious 7, which will mark her first feature film roles.

Ronda fights Alexis Davis on July 5th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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