A Visual History of Ronda Rousey

Let’s get ready to Rousey! UFC superstar Ronda Rousey is not only the most dominant athlete on the planet in any sport, but she’s become a pop culture phenomenon outside the Octagon as well. Whether she is gracing the cover of Maxim, starring in blockbuster action movies or taking jabs at Floyd Mayweather, her knockout looks and brutally quick wit have made her an undisputed fan favorite. Prepare to tap out with our picture perfect look at MMA’s biggest attraction.

A Visual History of Ronda Rousey – The UFC’s most sensational star

After winning a Bronze medal in judo in 2008 (the first American woman to ever medal in the sport!) Rousey honed her game face with MMA outfit Strikeforce in 2011.
After winning a Bronze medal in judo in 2008 (the first American woman to ever medal in the sport!) Rousey honed her game face with MMA outfit Strikeforce in 2011.

A Visual History of Ronda Rousey

Rousey overwhelmed her Strikeforce opponents by first round submissions courtesy of her trademark arm bar. Just look at those guns!
Rousey overwhelmed her Strikeforce opponents by first round submissions courtesy of her trademark arm bar. Just look at those guns!

Smile

But as easily as she destroyed opponents, Rousey could light up a room with that winning smile.
But as easily as she destroyed opponents, Rousey could light up a room with that winning smile.

Rousey defeated Miesha Tate in 2012

Rousey defeated Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate to win the title in 2012. She defended it later that year against Sarah Kaufman.
Rousey defeated Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate to win the title in 2012. She defended it later that year against Sarah Kaufman.

Rousey vs Liz Carmouche at UFC 157

In 2013, Rousey becomes the first woman to fight in the UFC, defending her title with a first round armbar submission against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157.
In 2013, Rousey becomes the first woman to fight in the UFC, defending her title with a first round armbar submission against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157.

Rousey for Maxim in 2013

Lion head bikini bottoms are ALWAYS a good look. Ronda rocked this ferocious pair for Maxim in 2013.
Lion head bikini bottoms are ALWAYS a good look. Ronda rocked this ferocious pair for Maxim in 2013.

Rousey in Bikini for Maxim in 2013

Sometimes you can be on top of your sport even when you're not actually wearing a top...
Sometimes you can be on top of your sport even when you’re not actually wearing a top…
Ronda rocks.
Ronda rocks.

Maxim’s cover in 2013

Here's the stunning swimsuit shot that made Maxim's cover in 2013.
Here’s the stunning swimsuit shot that made Maxim’s cover in 2013.
After striking all those bikini poses, it's important to stretch and stay limber.
After striking all those bikini poses, it’s important to stretch and stay limber.

Ronda’s celestial smile

Ronda's celestial smile instantly improves any red carpet event.
Ronda’s celestial smile instantly improves any red carpet event.
While she usually uses her arm bar to vanquish opponents, Rousey can beat an opponent down with her fists, too.
While she usually uses her arm bar to vanquish opponents, Rousey can beat an opponent down with her fists, too.

Rousey rocks a peekaboo side panel dress

Rousey rocks a peekaboo side panel dress, and what's probably a rolled up multi-million dollar endorsement contract. You go, girl!
Rousey rocks a peekaboo side panel dress, and what’s probably a rolled up multi-million dollar endorsement contract. You go, girl!

Rousey in 2014

Having her arm raised in victory (again) in 2014.
Having her arm raised in victory (again) in 2014.

The Expendables 3, in 2014

Striking a pose for a publicity shot for her first action movie, The Expendables 3, in 2014.
Striking a pose for a publicity shot for her first action movie, The Expendables 3, in 2014.
Ronda gets fired up in a scene from The Expendables 3.
Ronda gets fired up in a scene from The Expendables 3.

The UFC queen Ronda Rousey

The UFC queen can rock a leather jacket with the best of them. Somebody get her a bad ass motorcycle, stat!
The UFC queen can rock a leather jacket with the best of them. Somebody get her a bad ass motorcycle, stat!
Other times she goes with a glammed up gold leaf outfit...
Other times she goes with a glammed up gold leaf outfit…

Basic black UFC sports bra

 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus 19/37 Sometimes Ronda likes to wear a basic black UFC sports bra to weigh-ins.
Sometimes Ronda likes to wear a basic black UFC sports bra to weigh-ins.
And still other times, she wears a different UFC-branded top. But who even notices when you're being dazzled by that terrifyingly beautiful scowl?
And still other times, she wears a different UFC-branded top. But who even notices when you’re being dazzled by that terrifyingly beautiful scowl?

Rousey inflicting pain on the heavy bag

Rousey inflicting pain on the heavy bag. BTW, is it just us, or is this the prettiest heavy bag we've ever seen? Coincidence? We think not!
Rousey inflicting pain on the heavy bag. BTW, is it just us, or is this the prettiest heavy bag we’ve ever seen? Coincidence? We think not!

Entourage movie premiere

 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Google Plus 23/37 Look more gorgeous than even, Rousey hits the Entourage movie premiere. (We're still not buying that she would have ever hooked up with Turtle, BTW).
Look more gorgeous than even, Rousey hits the Entourage movie premiere. (We’re still not buying that she would have ever hooked up with Turtle, BTW).

Rousey in 2015

Rousey signs copies of her bestselling 2015 memoir, "My Fight/Your Fight." Fun fact: She wrote it with her sister, sports writer Maria Burns Ortiz.
Rousey signs copies of her bestselling 2015 memoir, “My Fight/Your Fight.” Fun fact: She wrote it with her sister, sports writer Maria Burns Ortiz.
Ronda keeps it comfy in a black top and loose drawstring pants. After all, you never know when you might have to deliver a roundhouse kick to the face.
Ronda keeps it comfy in a black top and loose drawstring pants. After all, you never know when you might have to deliver a roundhouse kick to the face.

Rousey in 2015

This crop top and warrior braid combo make Rousey the valkyrie queen of our dreams.
This crop top and warrior braid combo make Rousey the valkyrie queen of our dreams.

First of fury!

First of fury! Rousey gets snarly before facing off with another victim.
First of fury! Rousey gets snarly before facing off with another victim.

Ready to rumble

Ready to rumble: Rousey takes off the gloves and works up a sweat.
Ready to rumble: Rousey takes off the gloves and works up a sweat.

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Rousey can put on some glasses and have some seriously deep thoughts

When she's not vanquishing opponents in the Octagon, Rousey can put on some glasses and have some seriously deep thoughts. We're guessing she's pondering the Greek financial crisis here.
When she’s not vanquishing opponents in the Octagon, Rousey can put on some glasses and have some seriously deep thoughts. We’re guessing she’s pondering the Greek financial crisis here.

Little black dress

Ronda can make any little black dress
Ronda can make any “little black dress” look ferociously appealing.

chatting with Jimmy Fallon

On the couch chatting with Jimmy Fallon. Anyone up to "Slow Jam The News"?
On the couch chatting with Jimmy Fallon. Anyone up to “Slow Jam The News”?
Ronda Rousey
Just save yourself and tap out now.