Sunday, November 15, 2015

Ronda Rousey's Firsts

  1. First Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion as well as the last Strikeforce Women's Bantamweight Champion. 
  2. First U.S. woman to earn an Olympic medal in judo at the Summer Olympics in Beijing in 2008 since its inception as an Olympic sport in 1992.
  3. First female U.S. judoka in nearly 10 years to win an A-Level tournament as she went 5-0 to claim gold at the Birmingham World Cup in Great Britain.
  4. First U.S. athlete ever to win two Junior World Judo Championship medals. 
  5. First female fighter to sign with the UFC, in November 2012
  6. First female UFC Champion
  7. First Olympic medalist to hold a UFC title
  8. First feature film role was the 2014 film The Expendables 3
  9. First One-punch knockout win in UFC Women's Bantamweight division history versus Bethe Correia at UFC 190
  10. First female athlete to guest host ESPN's SportsCenter on October 2015
  11. First woman featured on the cover of Australian Men's Fitness, appearing on their November 2015 edition.
  12. First loss of Rousey's MMA career was when she suffered a major upset when she failed to defend her supposed-to-be seventh bantamweight title during her fight with Holly Holm who knocked her out at 0:59 of the second round at UFC 193 on 14 November 2015 but she was still awarded a Fight of the Night bonus award.

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