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Ronda Rousey Biography

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Ronda Rousey is one of the most popular wrestlers in America. She won a bronze medal in Judo in the Summer 2008 Olympics. Then, she decided to start a career in Mixed Martial Arts and became popular very soon. Even she became the most searched person on Google in 2015.

Later, she secured her position in the list of 50 “Most Dominant Athletes Alive” in 2015. She also started her acting debut in “The Expendables 3” in 2014. Besides, she performed back to back in UFC and WWE.

In today’s blog, we will look into Ronda Rousey’s family, education, career, net worth, and so on. So, without any more delay, let’s dive in!

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Ronda Rousey (Born on February 1, 1987)


  • Name:  Ronda Jean Rousey
  • Age:34 Years
  • Citizenship: American

Where did Ronda Rousey come from?

  • Horoscope: Aquarius
  • Spouse: Travis Browne (2017-Present)
  • Children: 1
  • Popular Work: Champion Wrestler in UFC, WWE & Judo
  • Favorite Personality: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper
  • Net Worth: $13 M (Approximately)

Ronda Rousey Name and Family

Where did Ronda Rousey come from?

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Ronda with her family in childhood

Ronda Jean Rousey was born on February 1, 1987, in Riverside, California. She has two elder sisters. Also, her mother AnnMaria Demars also spent her career as a judo player and her father was a soldier.

Therefore, her mother won the World Judo Championship in 1984. Later she took a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of California. She also had a stepfather who worked as an aerospace engineer. So, Ronda grew up in a family of versatile talents since her childhood.

But, she had apraxia disease in the first six years of her life. As a result, she could not speak intelligible sentences for a long period. So, her mother took her to Jamestown, North Dakota to have therapy for it. 

Ronda Rousey Educational Information

Where did Ronda Rousey study?

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Ronda Rousey from her childhood

Ronda Rousey did not take normal education like other children. As we know, she had a disease called apraxia in her childhood. So, she could not communicate with others easily.

Although, her family admitted her to Santa Monica High School in California. But, she dropped out of high school very soon. Then, she earned a degree from the General Education Development testing service.

In fact, she had struggled a lot while doing homeschool education and therapies.

Ronda Rousey Career Path

What did Ronda Rosey do in her career?

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Ronda Rousy from the Judo tournament

Ronda started her judo career at the age of 11. During that period, her mother Annmaria used to train her from the beginning.

In the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, she qualified as the youngest judoka. Also, she won the World Junior Judo Championships in Budapest in the same year. This success leads her to become enthusiastic about Judo and other competitions.

In 2006, she claimed the gold medal at the “Birmingham World Cup” in Great Britain. Right after that, she won the Junior Championship for the second time.

Actually, Ronda received the most admiration during the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Because she earned a bronze medal in the tournament. This achievement made her the first American to win Olympics for judo. After the Olympics, she retired from Judo. Because she did not feel any interest in it. Eventually, she started working as a bartender. But after a few months, she decided to start MMA. 

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Ronda Rousey from MMA fight at UFC

In 2010, she joined the “Glendale Fighting Club” and debuted in her MMA career. There, she defeated her opponent Hayden Munoz with an armbar submission in 23 seconds and won her debut match. Before that, she took training from Gokor Chivichyan of the Hayastan MMA Academy.

According to FamousBirthDeaths, she holds an MMA record of impressive 12 wins and 2 losses. At the same time, she appeared in some TV shows and movies. After fighting for King of the Cage, she signed in to the UFC in 2012 as the first women contender. 

Besides, Ronda loved the personality of the famous fighter Rowdy Rody Piper. So, her friends called her the name “Rowdy”. But, she thought it would be wrong to use his name. Luckily she got to meet Piper and received approval for the name in 2012!

In March 2015, Ronda Rosy made her first appearance in WWE. She had been introduced by Dwane The Rock Johnson in a feud in Wrestlemania 31 on that day. Eventually, she started coming on the Raw division in WWE weekly shows after signing a contract in 2017.

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Ronda Rousey from the Expendables 3 (2014) Movie

In the meantime, she participated in the movie The Expendables 3 (2014), Fast and The Furious 7 (2015), and Entourage (2015).

Ronda held the Raw Women’s Championship title from 2018 to 2019. But she did not like WWE’s storyline and domination. So, she decided to sign off and concentrated on TV and movies once again. We saw her cameo in “Mile 22 (2018)” and “Charlie’s Angels (2019)”.

Also, she contributed time to time in several TV series and some roles in Saturday Night Live sketches.

Ronda Rousey Relationship

Who is Ronda Rosey’s husband?

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Ronda Rousey with her husband Travis Browne

Ronda Rousey used to date her fellow UFC fighter Brendan Schaub in 2015. But, sooner a new rumor took place. Many people and news stated that Ronda was going out with UFC wrestler Travis Browne. Also, Browne’s ex-wife claimed about their affairs.

After a huge controversy, Browne admitted that they were dating since 2015. Ronda also confirmed that on the next day. Then, they got married in August 2018 in Hawaii. 

In September 2021, Ronda and Browne had their first child.

Ronda Rousey Awards

How many titles did Ronda Rousey win?

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Ronda Rousey from RAW, WWE

Therefore, we cannot put together the tremendous list of awards and prizes Ronda Rousey acquired in her early life! So, here is the list of some of her notable achievements,

  • Gold Medal, US Open Junior (2002)
  • Silver Medal, US Open Senior (2003)
  • Gold Medal, US Fall Senior (2005)
  • Winner, USA Senior Olympics Team (2004, 2008)
  • Bronze medal, Belgium ladies Open Senior (2008)
  • Champion, UFC Women’s Bantamweight (2012)
  • MMA Most Valuable Player (2014)
  • Women’s Champion (2018, 2019)
  • One Time Recipient, WWE Slammy Award & Hall of Fame

So, that was all about Ronda Rousey’s biography and lifestyle at a glance! We hope now you know about Ronda Rousey’s family, career, relationship, awards, and much more. Stay tuned with Blog Sur to get more biography of famous persons.

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