Ronda Rousey will once again make history as she becomes the first women to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The announcement came yesterday and her induction will be held on July 5 at The Pearl at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas.
Rousey, who might or might not be the WWE Raw Women’s champion by the time her Hall of Fame induction comes around, will be live in attendance to accept the honor.
“There would be no women in UFC without Ronda Rousey,” UFC President Dana White said. “Ronda is an absolute pioneer who helped me personally, and a lot of other people, look at women in combat sports differently. She accomplished everything she set out to do with UFC and became a global icon and role model in the process. Today, the women’s divisions are packed with incredibly talented fighters, and they produce some of the best fights you’ll ever see. We’re proud to announce her as the final inductee of the 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Class.”
Ronda hoped that she is the first of many women to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. “This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame.”
The former UFC Bantamweight champion broke many records in the UFC, becoming the first women signed to the promotion, the first women to win a title and defending her title six times in a row, the first one to headline a UFC pay-per-view and first women to top the $1 million PPV buys.
Her record stands at 12-2 and along the way she defeated Ediane Gomes, Charmaine Tweet, Sarah D’Alelio, Julia Budd, Miesha Tate twice, Sarah Kaufman, Liz Carmouche, Sara McMann, Alexis Davis, Cat Zingano, and Bethe Correia. Her only two losses came to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, with the Nunes fight being her last one at UFC 207 in December 2016.
Rousey is now a full-time WWE Superstar and is quickly making her transition from a mixed martial artist to a professional wrestler. She will have her first one-on-one match on June 17 at Money In The Bank against Nia Jax for the Raw Women’s title.