How old is Ronda Rousey, was she a UFC champion, and who is the WWE WrestleMania star married?

How old is Ronda Rousey, was she a UFC champion, and who is the WWE WrestleMania star married?

February 2, 2022

RONDA ROUSEY is one of the biggest stars in WWE at the moment as she prepares to wrestle in the first-ever women's match at a WrestleMania event.

The former UFC star has already enjoyed a decorated career in sport and showbiz – and here is all you need to know.

How old is Ronda Rousey?

The California native was born February 1, 1987 – making her 32 years old.

Rousey suffered with speech disorder, known as apraxia until she was six due to complications with her birth.

Her biological father committed suicide when she was eight, after breaking his back sledding and becoming a paraplegic.

Rousey has global ancestry, with direct ancestors from Poland, England, Trinidad and Venezuela.

Her mother AnnMaria De Mars became the first American to win a  World Judo Championship in 1984.

Aside her sporting career, the American fighter has also starred in films such as The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and Mile 22.

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Was she a UFC champion?

Yes and among the most decorated.

She was the first female to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in November 2012, going onto becoming the first UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion.

Rousey fought eight times for the UFC brand, having previously been with Strikeforce, losing only the last two.

The Californian is also an Olympic medallist, having followed her mother into judo and claimed bronze the Beijing Games in 2008 to go with a silver in the World Championships a year before.

 

Who is she fighting at WrestleMania 35?

Since joining WWE, Rousey has risen to become Raw Women's Champion in 2018.

She defended the title against Nikki Bella

in the main event of the first all women's pay-per-view Evolution in October last year.

Rousey will now defend her belt when she faces Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a triple-threat match at WrestleMania 35 – which will be the first time a women's match closes out the event.

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Who is she married to?

Rousey confirmed in October 2015 that she was dating UFC fighter Travis Browne.

The couple got engaged on April 20, 2017 – before the wedding on August 28 that year in Hawaii.

Browne has two sons from his previous marriage to Jenna Renee Webb.

Rousey was also formerly romantically involved with another UFC star in Brendan Schaub, who Browne went onto defeat in 2014.

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