Ronda Rousey: What Led To The Fighter's UFC Downfall, WWE And More

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Ronda Rousey has had an incredible UFC and WWE career where she was regarded as the 'Baddest Woman on the Planet' for her performances. Know where she is now.

Written By Danish Ansari | Mumbai | Updated On:
Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey, who made her pro-MMA debut on March 27, 2011, dominated the Women’s MMA scene, earning fame as the UFC Bantamweight Champion. Most of her wins came from submissions via her patented armbar. She is most recognised for her time in the Ultimate Fighting Championship where she last competed against the current UFC Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, Amanda Nunes.

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UFC news: What led to Ronda Rousey's UFC downfall?

One of the things that experts associate her last two losses to is bad coaching, with her team trying to build the grappling specialist as a knockout artist. Her 12-0 undefeated UFC streak came to a halt when she defended her UFC Women’s Bantamweight title against Holly Holm, where both engaged in a stand-up brawl for the most part of the fight. Holm, being a renowned striker dominated through the rounds eventually securing a TKO win.  

After a short hiatus from the sport, she returned to the Octagon to face off against Amanda Nunes in an effort to redeem her mixed martial arts career. Amanda Nunes, the reigning Women's Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, as of this writing, shut down Ronda with a brutal Round 1 TKO in record 48 seconds. This marked the end of her MMA career and was last seen in the Octagon.

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Ronda Rousey makes her WWE debut

After her UFC career, Ronda Rousey was rumoured to be in talks with WWE for a potential contract as she claimed to be a lifelong WWE fan and had expressed her desire to compete in the squared circle. Ronda Rousey made an official WWE debut at Wrestlemania 34 and had an impactful career from thereon. Her last match in WWE saw her main-eventing Wrestlemania 35 where she competed against Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a winner-takes-all Women’s Unification Championship which was won by Becky Lynch.

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Ronda Rousey to make a WWE comeback

Ronda Rousey's last appearance at Wrestlemania was not her last on WWE programming. Although it is still not clear when Ronda Rousey will return to WWE, it is reported that WWE has big plans for the former main-eventer whenever she returns to the ring. There are also reports suggesting that the company is expected to hold off on Ronda's return until she is ready for a full-fledged match.

Ronda Rousey is on an indefinite leave from WWE as she prepares to start a family with husband Travis Browne. Fans can expect her to make a return sometime down the line. Until that happens, be sure to stay updated with us for more WWE and UFC news.

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