Former UFC Bantamweight Champion and current WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey is set to create history as she would officially become the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. The announcement was made during the UFC 225 Pay-Per-View on Saturday Night (June 9, 2018). This year’s UFC Hall Of Fame ceremony will take place on July 5, 2018 at Pearl Theatre inside the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. The event will be streamed live and exclusively on UFC FIGHT PASS®.
“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 Ronda as the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.”
31-year-old Rousey, who is among the UFC Class of 2018 Inductees, was crowned UFC Champion even before she made her Octagon debut. The former Olympian rampaged through the bantamweight division and won her first six fights all by way of finish. Four of those came under the one minute mark.
Ronda holds victories over former UFC champion Miesha Tate, former Olympian Sara McMann, Liz Carmouche, Cat Zingano, Alexis Davis, Bethe Correia, Saraj Kaufman, Julia Budd, Sarah D’Alelio, Charmaine Tweet and Ediane Gomes. Rousey’s UFC record currently stands at 12-2.