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Ronda Rousey Returns To The UFC To Face Amanda Nunes

When Ronda Rousey steps in the Octagon to challenge Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight title, this will be her first fight in over a year. Rowdy Ronda Rousey was almost invincible in her reign as the UFC Bantamweight Champion defending her title six times before eventually losing to Holly Holm at UFC193. On December 30 at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, Ronda will have her chance to regain her title.

Get to know more about these two Champions and how they match up against each other.

Ronda Rousey
Nickname: Rowdy
Born:February 1, 1987 (age 29)
Birthplace: Riverside, California
Height:5 ft 7
Leg Reach:38″
Fighting out of Glendale Fighting Club

Martial Arts Accomplishments:

  • 4th degree black belt in Judo
  • Competed in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens
  • Gold medal at the World Junior Judo Championships
  • Silver medal at the 2007 World Judo Championships
  • Gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games
  • The first woman to win a Judo medal, by winning a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China

In the Cage:

  • Pro since 2011
  • As of this article, her record is 12(wins)-1(losses)-0(draws)
  • Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion
  • Nine wins by Armbar submission
  • Eleven first round finishes
  • Made six successful Bantamweight title defenses
  • Was defeated at UFC 193 on Nov. 14, 2015 by Holly Holm and lost her UFC Bantamweight Championship title

Amanda Nunes
Nickname:The Lioness
Born:May 30, 1988 (age 28)
Birthplace:Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Height:5 ft 8
Leg Reach:41″
Fighting out of American Top Team

Martial Arts Accomplishments:

  • Black belt in jiu-jitsu
  • Brown belt in judo
  • Naga World Champ in her weight and Absolute
  • Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championship Gold
  • Mundials Jiu-Jitsu Gold
  • Brazilian State Jiu-Jitsu Champion

In the Cage:

  • Pro since 2008
  • As of this article, her record is 13(wins)-4(losses)-0(draws)
  • Nine wins by KO, three by submission (3 RNC)
  • Ten first round finishes
  • Submitted Miesha Tate at UFC200 to become the UFC Bantamweight Champion



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