Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey

Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion

Team: Glendale Fighting Club

Fighting out of: Santa Monica, CA

Record: 6-0-0

Age: 25

Height: 5' 6"

Weight: 135

About Ronda

Ronda Jean Rousey (born February 1, 1987) is an American former judoka and current mixed martial artist and the current Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has finished all of her opponents by armbar in the first round. Rousey is the first American woman to earn an Olympic medal in Judo at the Summer Olympics.

Rousey trains under famous Armenian fighters Gokor Chivichyan and Edmond Tarverdyan of the Glendale Fighting Club in Glendale, CA. 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 Leo Frincu and Gene Lebell, along with Team Hayastan fighters such as Manny Gamburyan, Karen Darabedyan, Sako Chivitchian and Sevak Magakian. She is managed by Darin Harvey of Fight Tribe MMA. In July, 2012, Rousey enlisted former undefeated boxing and kickboxing champion Lucia Rijker as striking coach.

Rousey is the consensus #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter in the world, according to MMARising, MMAWeekly, and many other publications. She is also ranked #1 at both 135 pounds and 145 pounds according to the Unified Women's MMA Rankings.

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