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Ronda Rousey’s net worth in 2021

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Ronda Rousey is considered to be the trailblazer for women in mixed martial arts, specifically the UFC. She is also one of the greatest UFC fighters and is the first woman to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Let’s now take a look at Ronda Rousey’s net worth in 2021.

Ronda Rousey’s Net Worth in 2021 (estimate): $13 million

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Ronda Rousey’s net worth in 2021 is $13 million. This is according to numerous reputable outlets, including Celebrity Net Worth,

Before becoming a mixed martial artist, Ronda Rousey started with Judo as she was trained by her mother who is a decorated judoka who won the 1984 World Judo Championship.

At the age of 17, Rousey became the youngest judoka to qualify for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Unfortunately, she lost her first match to silver medalists Claudia Heill in the 63kg division. Also in 2004, Rousey won a gold medal in the World Junior Judo Championship which was held in Budapest, Hungary.

In February 2007, Rousey moved up to the 70kg division as she was ranked as one of the top three women in the world. She eventually won a silver medal at the 2007 World Judo Championships and the gold medal at the 2007 Pan American Games.

In August 2008, Ronda Rousey represented the United States in the 2008 Olympic Games in China. Despite losing her quarterfinal match against ex-world champion Edith Bosch, she still qualified for the bronze medal match through the repechage bracket.

Rousey defeated Annett Boehm to win the bronze medal, making her the first American to win an Olympic Medal in women’s judo since its inclusion as an Olympic sport in 1992.

She retired from judo at the age of 21 after the 2008 Olympics. She then started training MMA through Team Hayastan of the Hayastan MMA Academy.

Rousey made her amateur MMA debut on August 6, 2010, where she defeated Hayden Munoz via armbar in just 23 seconds. She then joined the Tuff-N-Uff tournament on November 12, 2010. She displayed her dominance as both of her matches in the tournament never lasted longer than a minute.

Rousey then made her professional MMA debut on March 27, 2011, at King of the Cage: Turning Point where she won over Ediane Gomes in just 25 seconds after an armbar submission.

On November 28, 2011, Ronda Rousey faced Julia Budd on Strikeforce Challengers 20 where she won via submission due to an armbar that dislocated Budd’s elbow. She then eventually announced that she’ll be moving down to 135lbs to challenge Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate.

She then faced Tate on March 3, 2012, for the belt. And in Rousey fashion, she defeated Tate in the first round via an armbar submission which, again, dislocated her opponent’s elbow.

In November 2012, the UFC announced that Ronda Rousey had become the first female fighter to sign with the UFC. President Dana White said that Rousey was the first UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion.

She made her UFC debut on February 23, 2013, at UFC 157 where she defended her title against Liz Carmouche. Rousey won the fight via an armbar submission in the first round, but her Jaw was dislocated by Carmouche during the fight.

At UFC 168, Rousey had a Strikeforce rematch against Miesha Tate. She won via armbar submission once again, but this time, it was a third-round victory.

On February 18, 2015, at UFC 184, Ronda Rousey faced off against Cat Zingano. She then got the win via armbar submission in just 14 seconds, the shortest UFC Championship match in history at that time before it was broken by Conor McGregor.

In all of her six UFC fights at that time, Rousey only spent a total of 1077 seconds in the octagon and she earned $1,080,000 in prize money.

In her 7th title defense, Rousey faced Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Despite being the heavy favorite to win, Rousey was knocked out in round two via a head kick as she lost the fight and her title.

She was then medically suspended by the UFC days after her loss but was eventually cleared a month after.

After a year off, she returned to face Amanda Nunes to challenge for the championship belt on UFC 207. Unfortunately, she lost the fight via TKO early on round one. Despite the loss, messages of support flooded for the former champion — and the late, great Kobe Bryant defended her via Twitter.

Ronda Rousey did not formally announce her retirement from the UFC, but she was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in July 2018.

After her professional MMA stint, Rousey went over the professional wrestling industry and signed a contract with the WWE.

She made her debut at Wrestlemania 34 in a mixed tag team match, teaming up with Kurt Angle to take on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon where they won after a signature Ronda Rousey armbar submission. Fans and critics praised her performance, stating that she was smooth and didn’t look out of place at the ring.

At SummerSlam, Rousey defeated Alexa Bliss to win her first championship in the WWE, making her the only woman to win a championship in the UFC and WWE.

Aside from her on-ring appearances, Rousey also has numerous features in magazines, movies, TV shows, and video games.

She featured on the cover of ESPN’s The Magazine 2012 Body Issue, Maxim, Australian Men’s Fitness, The Ring Magazine, and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She also appeared in TV shows and movies such as The Expendables 3, Entourage, Furious 7, 9-1-1, and Blindspot.

Ronda Rousey achieved a lot in her rise to stardom, from the amateurs to the pros. And she is now enjoying the fruits of her labor with her family.