Ronda Rousey

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Wrestler • MMA Fighter • Actress

Birth Name: Ronda Jean Rousey

Birth Date: February 1, 1987

Age: 37 years old

Birth Place: Riverside County, California

Nothing about Ronda Rousey's life had really been easy. She was born with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck, which impeded her development so she couldn't speak until she was 6 years old. After years of intensive speech therapy, Rousey eventually was able to speak and that led to a resilience in her youth. After she dropped out of high school, she trained for the 2008 Olympics in judo, eventually earning a medal for the sport, a first for the USA. Right after the Olympics, Rousey retired from judo and set her sights on MMA. Within two years, she made her debut in the sport. From the outset, Rousey was dominant, quickly rising through the ranks until she became the first woman to sign a contract with the UFC in 2012. When she entered the UFC, she was the Women's Bantmanweight Champion, a title that enriched her celebrity status. That led to her appearance in "The Expendables 3" (2014) as the first woman in Sylvester Stallone's cavalcade of action stars. She also appeared in "Furious 7" (2015) and played herself in "Entourage" (2015). At the end of 2015, Rousey lost her first MMA bout, losing her title to underdog Holly Holm. The loss of her championship wasn't a detriment to her success, though, as she was cast in the Patrick Swayze role in the remake of "Road House" and was very well received as a host of "Saturday Night Live" (NBC 1975- ) in 2016. After appearing in episodes of comedy series "Drunk History" (Comedy Central 2013- ) and crime drama "Blindspot" (NBC 2015- ), Rousey joined a reboot of '70s camp classic "Battle of the Network Stars" (ABC 2017- ), coaching one of the teams of celebrities opposite football star DeMarcus Ware.

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Ronda Rousey: More than a Fighter

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MMA

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Stars on MarsStream

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2023

The SmackDown LowDown

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2022

The SmackDown LowDown

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2022

The SmackDown LowDown

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2022

CBS Saturday Morning

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2021

Game On! from CBS

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2020

Game On!

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2020

The Best of WWE

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2020

WWE Friday Night SmackDown

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2019

Tamron HallStream

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2019

Total Combat

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2019

WWE WrestleMania 35

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2019

Through My Father's Eyes: The Ronda Rousey Story

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2019

New Day's WWE 2018 Pancake Powered Year End Super Spectacular

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2018

WWE SummerSlam Rewind

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2018

Ronda Rousey Uncaged: Sharkopedia Edition

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2018

Uncaged: Shark vs. Ronda Rousey

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2018

9-1-1Stream

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Lena Bosko
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2018
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Mile 22

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2018

Complex X Fuse

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2017

Battle of the Network Stars

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2017

Live with Kelly and Ryan

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2017

WWE The Day Of

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2017

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey Weigh In

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2016

Countdown to UFC 207

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2016

Total BellasStream

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2016

Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2015

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2015

Countdown to UFC 193: Rousey vs. Holm

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2015

BlindspotStream

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Devon
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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Countdown to UFC 190: Rousey vs. Correia

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2015

WWE Music Power 10

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2015

Countdown To UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano

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WWE 24

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Furious 7Stream

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2015
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EntourageStream

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2015
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2014

UFC 170 Weigh In

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2014

UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann Weigh-In

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

The Expendables 3Stream

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The Pete Holmes Show

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2013

Shark After DarkStream

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2013

Total DivasStream

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Drunk HistoryStream

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2013

UFC 157 Countdown

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2013

UFC 157 Primetime

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2013

Breaking Ground

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2013

UFC Tonight: Special Edition

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2012

The Jeff Probst Show

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2012

Live! With Kelly and Michael

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2012

Entertainment Studios.TV

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2012

UFC

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2011

Dish Nation

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2011

Extreme Weight LossStream

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2011

ConanStream

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2010

Access Hollywood Live

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2010

Talk Stoop

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2010

Rachael Ray ShowStream

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2006

The Ultimate FighterStream

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2005

LatiNation

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2004

Fashion Police

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2004

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Sportsday

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2002

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

WWE SmackDownStream

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1999

The View

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1997

Access HollywoodStream

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1996

The Footy Show

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1994

Survivor Series

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1987

Entertainment Tonight

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Good Morning America

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Saturday Night LiveStream

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SummerSlam

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Natalya - Total Divas - Season 7

Wrestling Veteran Natalya Talks ‘Total Divas’ Season 7 Finale and Weighs in on WWE Rookie Ronda Rousey

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