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Video: Is Ronda Rousey the New ‘New Face of Women’s MMA’?


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As a competitive judoka, Cali-bred Ronda Rousey earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and a gold medal at the 2007 Pan Am Games. As a budding MMA fighter, she has won all five of her fights (2 pro, 3 amateur) by submission, all in less than a minute. Now training with Team Hayastan in Santa Monica, Rousey makes her Strikeforce debut tomorrow night at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte in Las Vegas, where she’ll face Sarah D’Alelio. So yeah, it’s time for you to start paying attention to this woman.

As she explains in the above video, women’s MMA needs another visible competitor to fill the vacuum left by Gina Carano. (Uh, hello?) Even though people haven’t seen her standup yet, she feels she’s better than D’Alelio on the feet, and if their fight lasts more than a minute, hey, that’s cool too. Is another women’s MMA star about to be born? After the jump, a glimpse of the kind of ferocious ground-work that Ronda could be showing off tomorrow…


(Ronda Rousey vs. Taylor Stratford, 1/7/11)

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Todd M- August 11, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Wow I'm Aroused, but seriously that girl can grapple man! Looking forward to the fight
intercept440- August 11, 2011 at 8:39 pm
she may fight at 145, but she looks like she is walking around every bit of 170...im a shallow fucker, unless i had about a 12pack down, i would definatly pass
kinky friend- August 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm
she has great teeth..
XENOPHON- August 11, 2011 at 4:14 pm
@ReX13
Realized only after I hit submit.
that I Grabbed the wrong link
after being mesmerized by this nugget...

I Know Nothing- August 11, 2011 at 3:33 pm
{{{{{cough,cough,cough}}}}} PED's....ahem {{{cough}}}
FightZen- August 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm
Wow! Some serious grappling.
ReX13- August 11, 2011 at 1:21 pm
Xeno >> That's penny thomas.
NinjaVanish- August 11, 2011 at 12:24 pm
Holy shit a female with a personality that isn't "Look at my sex appeal"

that, in and of itself, is hot.
XENOPHON- August 11, 2011 at 10:22 am
@Ballentine
It's got to be running, wrestling, or getting laid.
XENOPHON- August 11, 2011 at 10:10 am
She could use a pair of bolt-on's, but besides that this little unit's built for speed.

As for the modeling pics, few. For "professional flexibility" she passed my test.

http://www.pennyfighting.com/img/lifestyle/yoga2.jpg
mikerip- August 11, 2011 at 9:45 am
There isn't really a "Hayastan" in Santa Monica. She's training here with Antoni Hardonk and Henry Akins http://dynamixmartialarts.com/instructors
ReX13- August 11, 2011 at 8:42 am
Stak >> She's a 145er. And yeah, personailty is important, or everyone would love Jon Fitch.
Fried Taco- August 11, 2011 at 8:33 am
Here's your Ronda Rousey modeling pics. Just make sure you have "safe search" turned off to get the full effect. Enjoy!
Fried Taco- August 11, 2011 at 8:29 am
She's no Cyborg, but I'd take her to the ground.
Stak40- August 11, 2011 at 8:29 am
Rex

You love fuckn everybody! Here you go with that personality bullshit. This chick looks like she could be pretty sick, nuff said. Oh and how much does she weigh? It said middleweight so she must be like 4 feet cuz her upper body looks pretty big.
ExpectJesusBro- August 11, 2011 at 8:27 am
learn to use google. I had to google it anyway, work makes it so i cant see the damn videos. fuckin screwyoutube.
ReX13- August 11, 2011 at 8:26 am
really digging rousey -- i think more personality is on display in this video than we've seen from the women's division since .... ever?
kochersam- August 11, 2011 at 8:20 am
she doesn't have any sexy modeling pics? what is this shit
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