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The 5 most revealing moments with Ronda Rousey

The 5 most revealing moments with @Ronda Rousey
The 5 most revealing moments with Ronda Rousey

The 5 most revealing moments with Ronda Rousey

Olympic bronze medalist and former UFC Champion Ronda Rousey exploded onto the mixed martial arts scene in 2011, and her meteoric ascension to superstardom has been as fast as it has been furious.

Today, she is one of the most popular female athletes in the world, a constant focal point of media attention, a cultural icon and even a sex symbol. She’s been the subject of countless fashion and fitness photo shoots, with some being a little more risqué than others. Let’s take a closer look at some of her more revealing moments behind the lens.

5) Girl in gloves

After annihilating her first 12 opponents consecutively (11 in the first round), Rousey eventually succumbed to Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she was thoroughly dominated and eventually knocked unconscious by a head kick during the second round of their contest.

Girl in gloves

Girl in gloves

The defeat was so brutal and decisive that it left many questioning when or even if Rousey will make her return to the sport she helped put on the map.

Girl in gloves

Girl in gloves

Next: Candid moments

4) Candid moments

While she may have been toppled in the cage, nothing seems to be slowing down her ever-mounting popularity.

Candid moments

Candid moments

Candid moments

Candid moments

Candid moments

Candid moments

Next: Body paint

3) Body paint
As the UFC’s first female champion and one of the top grossing fighters of all time, there’s little doubt that Rousey is a trailblazer in women’s MMA.

Ronda Rousey body paint

Ronda Rousey body paint

Body paint

Ronda Rousey body paint

Body paint

Ronda Rousey body paint

Next: Beach bronze

2) Beach bronze

Her girl-next-door appeal has enabled her celebrity to crossover with the mainstream populace thanks to numerous appearances on television programs and films.

Beach bronze

Beach bronze

Beach bronze

Beach bronze

Beach bronze

Beach bronze

Next: Fashionista

1) Fashionista

Fashionista

Fashionista

Fashionista

Fashionista

Fashionista

Fashionista

Ronda Jean Rousey is an American mixed martial artist, judoka, and actress. She is the former UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion, as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. She has won eleven of her fights in the first round, nine of them by armbar.

Rousey was the first U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo (Bronze) at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008. In 2015, she was the third most searched person on Google. As of March 2016, Rousey is ranked the #2 female bantamweight fighter in the world according to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

In May 2015, two magazines ranked Rousey as the most "dominant" active athlete. Rousey was voted on an ESPN poll as the Best Female Athlete Ever. In September 2015, she claimed that she is currently the UFC's highest paid fighter, male or female. Rousey's first feature film role was the 2014 film The Expendables 3.

In 2015, she had roles in the films Furious 7 and Entourage. [Source: wiki]

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