UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey’s mainstream success was recently taken to another level when the 26-year old was revealed as part of Business Insider’s annual list of 50 Women Who Are Changing the World. Specifically, Rousey came in at #42 and was credited for her role in helping bring women into the UFC.
The unbeaten Rousey rose to fame in Strikeforce based on her athletic ability, outspokenness, and attractive appearance. After winning the organization’s title, Rousey defended it a single time and picked up her seventh win by way of opening round Armbar, solidifying her place as one of the hottest properties in MMA. The UFC quickly stepped and signed Rousey to a deal, bringing in a number of other top females to help create a division and thereby giving women a platform unlike any in sports today.
Other names on the list with Rousey included Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Hillary Clinton, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.
SOURCE: Business Insider
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