UFC Champ Ronda Rousey to Appear in ESPN Short Film on July 28

By C.J. Tuttle Jul 22, 2014
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Ronda Rousey continues to break down barriers, as UFC women’s bantamweight champion will be the focal point of an upcoming short film on ESPNW.com.

The film is part of ESPN Films’ “Nine for IX Shorts” series and will premiere on the website on Monday, July 28. The short will focus on Rousey’s promotional debut and UFC 157 victory against Liz Carmouche in Los Angeles.

Here is an excerpt from the film’s press release, followed by the trailer for the film.

“On Feb. 23, 2013, Ronda ‘Rowdy’ Rousey made history by becoming UFC’s first female Bantamweight champion. After beating her opponent Liz Carmouche with her signature armbar, Rousey also became the #1 female MMA fighter in the world. The film will take an inside look at this record breaking fight and how Rousey is paving the way for women in the sport. We’ll learn about Rousey’s rough childhood and how it shaped her fighting career. The film will also explore the extreme physical challenges and emotional strength behind becoming the world’s greatest female fighter.”


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