Rousey becomes first-ever female UFC champion
Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is now a UFC fighter, making her the first female fighter in UFC history.
Not only that, she is also the first-ever women's UFC champion.
Rousey signed on with the UFC last week, and UFC president Dana White announced that the belt is being made for Rousey.
Unfortunately, the timetable for her UFC debut remains uncertain. The promotion spoke with former Strikeforce 145 lb. champion Cristiane "Cyborg" Santos about taking a fight opposite Rousey but the Brazilian striker's desire to drop ten pounds to make the fight happen is lacking.
Santos last fought in December of 2011, earning a quick first round stoppage against Hiroko Yamanaka at "Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Masvidal." But the decision was overturned to a no contest after "Cyborg" tested positive for the banned substance stanozolol.
Meanwhile, Rousey surpassed the former champion in stardom after compiling six wins in six professional fights. All her wins came via first round arm bar submission, including the March 3 win against Miesha Tate to earn the title.
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