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By Peter Madden | April 21, 2013
UFC women's bantamweight champion and Glendale Fighting Club trainee Ronda Rousey has her next opponent: Cat Zingano. In The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, Zingano scored a third-round technical knockout of Meisha Tate , securing a coaching spot on the next season of the show and, more importantly, a shot at Rousey's title . UFC President Dana White has yet to announce a date for the bout, but Rousey's trainer Edmond Tarverdyan said...
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April 12, 2013
UFC fighter Matt Mitrione was suspended indefinitely earlier this week for disparaging comments he made about transgender fighter Fallon Fox. UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey agrees with him, though not with the language he used. She told the New York Post on Wednesday that Fox, who was a man until undergoing gender reassignment surgery seven years ago, "can try hormones, chop her ... off, but it's still the same bone structure a man has. It's an advantage. I don't think it's fair.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 27, 2013
In the afterglow of the historic and riveting UFC 157 main event Saturday night in Anaheim, Ronda Rousey's grim prefight demeanor had drastically turned into a winning smile. With Rousey, who trains at the Glendale Fighting Club, and opponent Liz Carmouche entering the Ultimate Fighting Championship's octagon for the first-ever women's fight, Rousey emerged just the same as she always has in her mixed-martial-arts career - with her hands raised in victory. “I don't know how many adjectives I have right now,” said Rousey of her emotions at the postfight press conference Saturday not long after she defended her UFC women's bantamweight title.
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February 5, 2013
UFC women's champion Ronda Rousey will take part in a live video chat on Tuesday at 1 p.m. PT (previously scheduled at 11 a.m.) with Times MMA writer Lance Pugmire. Viewers watching the live chat will have a chance to submit questions for Rousey to answer during the show. As Pugmire wrote earlier about Rousey , "Ronda Rousey said making her debut as the first Ultimate Fighting Championship women's champion at Anaheim's Honda Center is beyond her wildest imagination.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2013
ANAHEIM - With the UFC 157: Rousey-Carmouche pre-fight press conference wrapping up and fighters posing for their customary face-to-face photos, Ronda Rousey turned to face the press and stand shoulder to shoulder with opponent Liz Carmouche when Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White handed Rousey the UFC women's bantamweight championship. Rousey wanted nothing to do with the title that had been bestowed upon her in December of last year. PHOTOS: UFC 157 press conference with Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche At the urging of White, she finally and begrudgingly relented, throwing it over her shoulder.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 23, 2013
ANAHEIM - History was made as soon as Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche walked into the octagon on Saturday night. And just that quickly, Carmouche was history, as she succumbed to Rousey's signature armbar with just 11 seconds to go in the opening round of the main event of UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche at the Honda Center in Anaheim. On top of being the first-ever women's fight, it was also the first-ever women's title defense, as Rousey held on to the UFC women's bantamweight title.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Just two days earlier, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was in the center of a media storm that descended upon the Glendale Fighting Club for her open workout. On Wednesday, Rousey was back at it, joining opponent Sara McMann, along with Daniel Cormier and Rashad Evans, on a conference call ahead of Feb. 22's UFC 170 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. While many of the questions were regarding the same topics from Monday to Wednesday, one constant was Rousey believes the intrigue of her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against McMann is unwavering and quite significant.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | December 19, 2012
BURBANK - When Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White speaks, people tend to listen. It's hard not to, often times. There's rarely a topic he shies away from and he's not afraid of saying something controversial. And one person he doesn't seem to tire of talking about is Ronda Rousey, the newly christened and first-ever UFC women's bantamweight champion. The fact that Rousey rarely hesitates to say what's on her mind - among myriad more characteristics that have many calling her a fighter that's the total package - is likely a reason White so quickly warmed up to the prospects of Rousey headlining February's UFC 157 event.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES - As the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are well underway across the globe, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is well underway in her preparation for her own Olympic showdown. Rousey, a former two-time Olympic judoka and the first woman from the United States to medal in judo, will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against Sara McMann, a former Olympic medalist in wrestling, on Feb. 22 at UFC 170 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. Not just a UFC title bout, Rousey believes it's an Olympic showdown that may never be seen again.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 11, 2014
Just a few days after the prospects of Ronda Rousey defending her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title in a blockbuster bout with Gina Carano seemed oh so close, UFC President Dana White announced late Friday night that Rousey will instead put her belt on the line against No. 2-ranked Alexis Davis. “Ronda Rousey vs (sic) Alexis Davis Saturday, July 5th for the women's bantamweight title in Las Vegas for International Fight Week!!!” White tweeted. In past weeks, speculation was brimming at the prospect of Rousey (9-0)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | April 9, 2014
LOS ANGELES - When “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey began her mixed martial arts career, it came to be in part due to the inspiration of Gina “Conviction” Carano. “Thank God for Gina Carano,” Rousey told the Glendale News-Press in August of 2011. “I have so much respect for her. I'm grateful for what she's done.” Rousey, the current and first-ever Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion, has long said that it would be an honor to fight Carano, though the latter has been absent from competition since the summer of 2009.
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February 24, 2014
Good morning readers. Today is Monday, Feb. 24. The warm weather winter continues with a high of 79 and low of 48, though rain is expected later in the week. While you get ready for the week, check out these headlines from around the area:  First-round victories are nothing new for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey.  W ins via strikes are, however, and that's exactly what Rousey got Saturday night in the main event of  UFC  170 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, defeating challenger Sara McMann at the 1:06 mark of the first round to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 23, 2014
First-round victories are nothing new for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. Wins via strikes are, however, and that's exactly what Rousey got Saturday night in the main event of UFC 170 at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay, defeating challenger Sara McMann at the 1:06 mark of the first round to defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title. The 27-year-old Rousey (9-0) defended her title for the third time in handing McMann (7-1) her first career loss, as the Glendale Fighting Club-trained champion crumpled McMann with a left knee to the body and followed with a barrage of punches that brought upon a stoppage from referee Herb Dean.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 21, 2014
One could argue that for a championship bout with such provocative story lines and pedigrees, Ronda Rousey's UFC 170 main event against Sara McMann has had less than three months of build-up. In reality, many would contend that the impending showdown for the Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight title has been years in the making. “We started at the amateur level at the exact same time,” said Rousey at a recent open workout at the Glendale Fighting Club, where she trains under Edmond Tarverdyan.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
Just two days earlier, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey was in the center of a media storm that descended upon the Glendale Fighting Club for her open workout. On Wednesday, Rousey was back at it, joining opponent Sara McMann, along with Daniel Cormier and Rashad Evans, on a conference call ahead of Feb. 22's UFC 170 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. While many of the questions were regarding the same topics from Monday to Wednesday, one constant was Rousey believes the intrigue of her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against McMann is unwavering and quite significant.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 12, 2014
When boxer Art “Lionheart” Hovhannisyan walked into the Glendale Fighting Club on Monday morning, his eyes popped wide open, his usual grin widened and he shook his head. The Brand Boulevard corner gym was packed with reporters and cameras clicking and shooting away. They were all there for an open workout and press conference with Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who's fast become a superstar with big-time endorsements, magazine covers, movie roles and a laundry list of busted arms left behind during her championship run. Media attention has grown over the years at the GFC thanks in most part to Rousey.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 11, 2014
LOS ANGELES - As the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia are well underway across the globe, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is well underway in her preparation for her own Olympic showdown. Rousey, a former two-time Olympic judoka and the first woman from the United States to medal in judo, will defend her Ultimate Fighting Championship women's bantamweight championship against Sara McMann, a former Olympic medalist in wrestling, on Feb. 22 at UFC 170 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay. Not just a UFC title bout, Rousey believes it's an Olympic showdown that may never be seen again.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 8, 2014
Regarded as a pioneer in the world of women's mixed martial arts, Shayna Baszler has traveled a long and storied road that finally has itself an Ultimate Fighting Championship destination. On Saturday, it was announced that Baszler, who currently trains at the Glendale Fighting Club, will take on Sarah Kaufman at the “TUF Nations” finale on April 16 at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City. Baszler, the Queen of Spades, sports a 15-8 record and has fought many of the industry's top names throughout the years and in the majority of the top organizations that housed women's MMA, including Elite XC, Strikeforce and, most recently, Invicta FC. The 28-year-old Kaufman (16-2)
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | January 31, 2014
Jessamyn Duke has received her second Ultimate Fighting Championship assignment, according to multiple mixed-martial-arts websites and first reported by Brazilian site Combate on Thursday. Duke is reported to be fighting Bethe Correia at UFC 172 on April 26 in Baltimore. The event, which will air on pay-per-view, is set to be headlined by a UFC light heavyweight title match between champion Jon Jones and challenger Glover Texeira. A Kentucky native, Duke (3-0, one no-contest)
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