History has been made. The UFC has announced that Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has become the first female fighter in the UFC. UFC brass have confirmed that not only will she be the first female MMA fighter in the UFC, but she will retain her champion status. No date has been announced for her first fight.
TMZ broke the story late Thursday:
Ronda Rousey just made MMA history … becoming the very first female fighter to join the UFC … TMZ has learned.
Rousey — a former U.S. Olympian — has officially joined Dana White’s MMA organization … and automatically becomes the 135 lb women’s champion.
We’re told 25-year-old Ronda will defend her title in 2013 — possible opponents include Sara McMann, Cris Cyborg and rival Miesha Tate.