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Becky Lynch bests Rousey, Flair in historic WrestleMania 35 main event

Apr 08, 2019 - 5:52 PM

The WWE superstar known as 'The Man' wins both the Raw and SmackDown women's titles

THE MAN. Becky Lynch shines in WWE's biggest stage. Photo from

Ronda Rousey set to be first female inducted in UFC Hall of Fame

Jun 10, 2018 - 1:19 PM

The WWE superstar hopes she's just the 'first of many' female fighters who will receive the distinction

PIONEER. Ronda Rousey earns the honor for elevating women’s MMA to new heights. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

WWE: Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles retain world titles at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 1:13 PM

Undertaker and Daniel Bryan make successful comebacks, Ronda Rousey shines in her WWE in-ring debut, while Asuka's undefeated streak ends

CHAMPIONS. WWE Champion AJ Styles and Universal Champion Brock Lesnar retain their respective titles at WrestleMania 34. Photos from WWE's Twitter account

Ronda Rousey victorious in WWE in-ring debut at WrestleMania 34

Apr 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Quite a rousing start before 78,000 fans for the new career of Ronda 'Rowdy' Rousey

RAW Deal: The roads to WrestleMania 34

Mar 04, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Ronda Rousey signs with Team Red, and John Cena sees an opportunity for himself at WWE Fastlane

IT'S OFFICIAL. 'Rowdy' Ronda Rousey makes her first RAW appearance, confronting Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Photo from WWE

RAW Deal: The best Royal Rumble this decade

Feb 03, 2018 - 6:52 PM

It was a night that never let up in the big moments, as though they truly wanted to reestablish the prestige of the Rumble as an event

GOING TO 'MANIA. Shinsuke Nakamura wins the 2018 Royal Rumble match. Photo from

Ronda Rousey signs with WWE, appears after women's Royal Rumble

Jan 29, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The ex-MMA fighter will now compete in the WWE as a pro wrestler, reports

'ROWDY' RONDA. Ex-MMA fighter Ronda Rousey makes her first appearance as an official WWE superstar at the end of the Royal Rumble on Sunday, January 28. Photo from

Ronda Rousey announces engagement to Travis Browne

Apr 21, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The former UFC women s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey announces she ll be getting married to fellow fighter Travis Browne

ENGAGED. Ronda Rousey may know how to lock in an arm bar but she says she doesn't know what goes into planning a wedding. File photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Holly Holm says Ronda Rousey should quit if desire is gone

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Holm says Rousey shouldn t fight just to avenge her losses but only if she still has the hunger to compete

LOSING STREAK. Ronda Rousey has slid from the top of women's MMA following two knockout losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

UFC fighter asks about Ronda Rousey after knocking out her boyfriend

Feb 21, 2017 - 1:55 PM

After knocking out Travis Browne UFC fighter Derrick Lewis mocks him for domestic abuse allegations and asks where Ronda Rousey is at

INSULT TO INJURY. After knocking out her boyfriend Travis Browne in two rounds at UFC Fight Night 105, Derrick Lewis wants to know about Ronda Rousey.

Ronda Rousey to take time to reflect about her future after another loss

Jan 02, 2017 - 7:08 PM

The 29 year old issues a statement thanking her fans for their support and continued belief in her as well as her plan to take time off

Ronda Rousey exits the Octagon after her loss to Amanda Nunes of Brazil in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 207 event on December 30, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Ronda Rousey’s mom comes to her defense

Jan 01, 2017 - 5:32 PM

AnnMaria De Mars defends her daughter against critics and lists Rousey s other accomplishments after her loss to Amanda Nunes

Rousey never got going in her fight against Amanda Nunes. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nunes blasts Rousey out in the first round at UFC 207

Dec 31, 2016 - 1:54 PM

Amanda Nunes sends Ronda Rousey to another painful defeat ending her comeback bid in just 48 seconds

Rousey never got going in her fight against Amanda Nunes. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Nunes out to spoil Rousey's comeback fight at UFC 207

Dec 29, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Rousey is set to return for the first time after losing to Holly Holm in 2015

Ronda Rousey says career end is near ahead of comeback

Nov 02, 2016 - 11:08 AM

Ronda Rousey says next month s comeback bout against Amanda Nunes will be one of her last ever fights

RETURN TO ACTION. Ronda Rousey will be back in action for the first time since her knockout loss to Holly Holm. File photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Olympic judo champ Harrison follows Rousey's path to MMA

Oct 29, 2016 - 4:30 AM

Kayla Harrison who won gold at the 2012 and 2016 Games has signed with the World Series of Fighting

CAGE BOUND. American Kayla Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and  is following a career path similar to Ronda Rousey, a bronze medalist who now fights in the UFC. Photo by Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP

Ronda Rousey makes MMA return at UFC 207 in December

Oct 13, 2016 - 3:50 AM

Rousey will face UFC women s bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes in her first fight since her loss to Holly Holm in November of 2015

RETURN TO ACTION. Ronda Rousey will be back in action for the first time since her knockout loss to Holly Holm. File photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Holm’s KO win over Rousey gets ‘Upset of the Year’ award at ESPYs

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:08 PM

Holly Holm is recognized for shocking the sports world with her knockout win over Ronda Rousey

AWARD WINNER. Holly Holm changed the face of women's MMA with her knockout win over Ronda Rousey. Photo by Paul Crock/AFP

WWE wants Ronda Rousey for next year's WrestleMania

Jun 09, 2016 - 3:55 PM

Ronda Rousey could make an appearance at WrestleMania in exchange for Brock Lesnar s one off return to UFC

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Jun 07, 2016 - 8:02 PM

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Injury delays Ronda Rousey’s return to action

Jun 03, 2016 - 1:34 PM

The highly anticipated Octagon return of Ronda Rousey was pushed back to a later date

WATCH: Cris Cyborg does Running Man Challenge in Rousey mask

May 30, 2016 - 3:21 PM

Cris Cyborg uses the Running Man Challenge to call out Ronda Rousey for a fight at UFC 205

RUNNING WOMAN? Cris Cyborg takes a not-so-subtle shot at former UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. Screenshot from YouTube

American women embrace mixed martial arts, crush stereotypes

May 18, 2016 - 3:00 PM

People think it s just for boys and it s not Girls can do it too

Cris Cyborg calls out Ronda Rousey after UFC debut: 'Don't be scared'

May 16, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Cris Cyborg surprised many by not calling out Ronda Rousey in her post fight interview but the Brazilian knockout artist is once again naming names

RENEWED CALLOUT. Cris Cyborg (L) hasn't forgotten about her old rival Ronda Rousey (R). Photos from their respective Facebooks

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Mar 07, 2016 - 6:56 PM

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New champ Miesha Tate will face Ronda Rousey in first title defense

Mar 06, 2016 - 6:17 PM

Miesha Tate will try to avenge her two previous defeats to Ronda Rousey but no date has been set

ONE MORE GO. Ronda Rousey will make her return against UFC women's bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, whenever she is ready to do so. Tate photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images/AFP, Rousey photo by Paul Crock/AFP

Marcos Swiss deposits, Rousey on Pacquiao, Donald Trump | 6PM wRap

Feb 24, 2016 - 6:55 PM

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Rousey speaks against Pacquiao's comments: There was no ’Thou shall not be gay’

Feb 24, 2016 - 2:30 PM

Former UFC women s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey says she disagrees with Manny Pacquiao s recent comments on homosexuality

DIFFERENT STANCES. UFC fighter Ronda Rousey doesn't approve of Manny Pacquiao's position on homosexuality. Photo from Pacquiao's Instagram account

Ronda Rousey contemplated suicide after knockout loss

Feb 17, 2016 - 10:30 AM

Ronda Rousey tells TV host Ellen DeGeneres that she had thoughts of ending her life after being knocked out by Holly Holm

ROWDY REVELATION. Ronda Rousey reveals that she contemplated suicide following her loss to Holly Holm. Screenshot from YouTube

Ronda Rousey graces Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover

Feb 15, 2016 - 11:59 AM

Rousey s knockout loss to Holly Holm has done little to dampen her popularity

COVER GIRL. Ronda Rousey is involved with the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue for the second straight year. Screenshot from Instagram

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Feb 12, 2016 - 7:21 PM

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Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey back in training

Feb 12, 2016 - 11:41 AM

The 29 year old fighter was also seen throwing combinations at a red punching bag and working on the mitts with Tarverdyan

Tina Fey, Ronda Rousey to star in new comedy

Jan 16, 2016 - 3:30 PM

The title of the film Do Nothing Bitches is inspired by a phrase Ronda said in a viral video last year

'DO NOTHING BITCHES.' Ronda Rousey and Tina Fey are set to star in an upcoming comedy, 'Do Nothing Bitches.' File photos by Nina Prommer, Michael Nelson/EPA

Report: Dos Anjos-McGregor, Holm-Tate bouts set for March’s UFC 197

Jan 08, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The UFC is setting a blockbuster event that will feature two title bouts

TITLE CLASH. Conor McGregor will make his first trip into the cage following his record-setting KO of Jose Aldo against Rafael dos Anjos. Photos from their Facebooks

Mayweather says racism exists in boxing

Jan 06, 2016 - 11:57 AM

Floyd Mayweather Jr cites champion Gennady Golovkin former Olympic gold medalist Andre Ward and even ex UFC champ Ronda Rousey as examples

RACISM IN BOXING? Floyd Mayweather Jr says there is still racism in boxing, citing ex-UFC champion Ronda Rousey as an example. File Photo by MICHAEL NELSON/EPA

Ex-UFC champ Ronda Rousey to host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Jan 06, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Despite her recent dethronement as UFC champion Ronda Rousey remains a media darling

SNL HOST. MMA fighter Ronda Rousey, seen here during the premiere for 'The Expendables 3' in Hollywood in 2014, is set to host Saturday Night Live. File Photo by JIMMY MORRIS/EPA

Duterte on human rights, JV Ejercito’s case, Rousey’s recovery | 6PM wRap

Dec 08, 2015 - 7:38 PM

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Rousey may need 6 months to recover from Holm knockout

Dec 08, 2015 - 1:27 PM

It might be three to six months before I can eat an apple let alone take an impact says Rousey

KNOCKOUT. Ronda Rousey saw her undefeated record go down the drain thanks to this kick. File photo by Paul Crock/AFP

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Dec 04, 2015 - 5:00 AM

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Nov 19, 2015 - 6:42 PM

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Ronda Rousey faces 6-month medical suspension after knockout loss

Nov 19, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Ronda Rousey may be forced to the sidelines for the immediate future after being knocked unconscious by Holly Holm

Odds favor Rousey against Holm in rematch

Nov 19, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Sportsbooks may have taken a hit when Holly Holm defeated Ronda Rousey but at least one outlet is willing to bet Rousey wins a rematch should one take place

STILL FAVORED. Ronda Rousey would still be favored by at least one sportsbook in a rematch against Holly Holm despite her one-sided loss at UFC 193. File photo by Joe Castro/EPA

Holm: I don’t wish Rousey any hate

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:56 PM

Holly Holm remains graceful in victory saying she would never wish harm or hate on Ronda Rousey

NO HATE. Holly Holm (right) says she is happy to win but does not wish hate or harm on Ronda Rousey, who has been criticized following the loss to Holm. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

Mayweather offers to help Rousey with boxing

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:51 PM

If you need help as far as with boxing I m here to help you says Floyd Mayweather Jr about Ronda Rousey

HELP OFFERED. Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr offers to help Ronda Rousey (left) with her boxing. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

WATCH: Rousey hides face as she returns home after loss to Holm

Nov 18, 2015 - 3:32 PM

The UFC superstar wears a hoodie with the hood pulled over her face and dark sunglasses as she arrives in LA

Mayweather defends Rousey after loss

Nov 18, 2015 - 3:01 PM

In an unexpected plot twist Floyd Mayweather Jr defends Ronda Rousey after her shock KO loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193

IN DEFENSE OF ROUSEY. Floyd Mayweather Jr sticks up for Ronda Rousey from criticism she received after her surprise knockout loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. File Photo by MICHAEL NELSON/EPA

Boxers won't flock to UFC after Holm's KO, says White

Nov 16, 2015 - 7:46 PM

“If I was a boxer I won’t be running here too quick Dana White says after former boxing champ Holly Holm knocked out MMA s biggest star in two rounds

Holly Holm has successfully transitioned from boxing to MMA at the highest level. Photo by Joe Castro/EPA

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Nov 16, 2015 - 6:39 PM

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