Ronda Rousey, Women’s bantamweight champion

Ronda Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California. She escaped death from a lack of oxygen and sustained slight brain damage, which delayed her ability to speak an intelligible word until she was 6. She had a tough childhood and ran away from her home at age 18.

Ronda’s dad, Ron, committed a suicide, when she was eight; this was a surprise to the family,
He was so depressed after breaking his back during a bobsled incident, after which he failed to heal properly due to a blood disorder; this incident leads to father death.

After Ron’s death, her mother (AnnaMaria) remarried in 1997 and had one more child, Julia Dennis born in 1998, Ronda’s step-father Dennis De Mars who work as an Aerospace Engineer.

She has 3 Siblings: Maria Burns-Ortiz, Julia Demars, and Jennifer Rousey, her mother was the first American to win at the World Judo Championships, taking home gold in the 1984 tournament in the -56 kg class.

After her MBA from the University of Minnesota, she started her career in Judo at the local YMCA, learning the sport before her first competitive finish at the USJA Junior Nationals when she was just 16.

At 19 she won the bronze medal at the Junior World Championships. She was the first U.S. athlete to win two Junior World Medals. In 2007 she wins silver at the World Judo Championships and gold at the Pan American Games. She ends her Judo career with a bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

At 23 she was able to compile a 3-0 amateur record, and then in March of 2011 made her professional record.

She won a gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships in Budapest, and in 2006 she became the first U.S. female in almost 10 years to win an A-Level tournament going 5-0 to clench the gold at the World Cup in Great Britain. She became the first American to win an Olympic medal in women’s Judo since it became an Olympic sport in 1992.

On August 6, 2010, Rousey won her first amateur MMA bout at CFL: Ground Zero by first round arm bar over Hayden Munoz. She accumulated a perfect amateur record of 3-0, with all wins coming by first round arm bar, before making her professional debut on March 27, 2011, against Ediene Gomez at a King of the Cage event.

She also progress, in making some features in movies like, The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Entourage, not quite long she cast as the lead in a remake of 80’s cult classic Road House and in a movie based on her best-selling and rated autobiography.

She was named as the UFC Bantamweight Champion, before suffering her first loss in November 2015.