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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | August 6, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - Whether it's regarding her gracing the cover of "ESPN The Magazine Body Issue," hosting an episode of TMZ, choice words for Kim Kardashian and Michael Phelps or myriad other topics, instances, interviews and appearances, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey has been no stranger to the spotlight since winning the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title. Now, just under two weeks from her first title defense against challenger Sarah Kaufman, Rousey's still got plenty of questions to answer and appearances to make, but she's clearly focused on the task that lies ahead when she faces Kaufman on Aug. 18 at the Valley View Casino in San Diego in the main event of Strikeforce's "Rousey vs. Kaufman" card live on Showtime.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | August 15, 2012
These are the days of Ronda Rousey. She has become a media darling, a sex symbol and a bona fide mixed-martial-arts superstar who's been all over the television screen, magazine covers and, of course, the Internet, with roughly 100,000 Twitter followers and counting along with this vlog and that interview and so much more. Just about everything she does is news these days in the world of MMA journalism and often times beyond. Perhaps lost in the aura, ascension to stardom and "it factor" that seemingly surrounds her has been the fact that she's reached the top of women's MMA because she's one helluva fighter with the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title to defend against former champion Sarah Kaufman on Saturday night in San Diego at the Valley View Casino live on Showtime's "Rousey vs. Kaufman" card.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | June 8, 2012
It had become a forgone conclusion that “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey would make the first defense of her Strikeforce women's bantamweight championship against former title holder and top contender Sarah Kaufman. Now, according to multiple mixed-martial-arts websites, including MMAFighting.com and MMAJunkie.com, it looks as though there is finally a time and place. Rousey, whose star status has taken off in the wake of her title victory over Miesha Tate on March 3, is set to face Kaufman, a talented striker, on Aug. 18 in San Diego at a venue to be named, though the Valley View Casino Center has previously hosted two other Strikeforce cards.
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By Grant Gordon | March 3, 2012
It was the longest fight of Ronda Rousey's mixed-martial-arts career. And it was also the most satisfying fight of Rousey's burgeoning MMA ascent. The Glendale Fighting Club-trained judoka submitted defending champion Miesha Tate at the 4:27 mark of the first round of their headlining bout at Strikeforce "Tate vs. Rousey" at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday night to become the new Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion. "I didn't talk my way into that one," said Rousey in the postfight cage interview in reference to naysayers, led by Tate, before the fight saying the phenom hadn't done enough to deserve the title shot.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | December 24, 2013
In the aftermath of just two minutes and 18 seconds of a professional mixed martial arts career, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey proclaimed herself ready, willing, able and destined to be the next Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion. Miesha Tate, the reigning champion and a veteran of 14 pro fights, didn't see things in quite the same light. If Rousey's Olympic judo pedigree, utter domination of four opponents and cover girl beauty wasn't enough to make some noise, her equally brash and eloquent words very well would.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | March 14, 2012
"Most of all to my Dad, wherever you are, I hope that you see this, we all miss you, we love you and this is for you, I hope you're proud of me. " - Ronda Rousey after winning the Strikeforce title Moments after the pinnacle achievement of her, albeit brief, but thus far spectacular mixed-martial-arts career, Ronda Rousey stood inside the Strikeforce cage seemingly composed, seemingly reserved and far from celebrating raucously...
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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 | November 16, 2012
After plenty of speculation and unconfirmed reports over the past weeks, it became official Friday that the meteoric rise of mixed-martial-arts superstar Ronda Rousey will now be a historic one. “It's official,” Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White told Jim Rome on “The Jim Rome Show,” “Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC.” The news was originally reported by TMZ on Nov. 8, but Rousey was tight-lipped about...
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By Grant Gordon | February 18, 2013
BURBANK - With the exception to those most ardent of mixed-martial-arts fans, Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche, despite an excellent resume in the world of MMA, was a somewhat unknown to Ultimate Fighting Championship followers and certainly the mainstream. That's certainly changed in a big way in the lead-up to what is perceived to be the most monumental bout in the history of women's mixed martial arts. Carmouche openly volunteered and asked for a bout with “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the UFC's first-ever women's bantamweight titlist, and received an opportunity that has her less than a week away from headlining “UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” on Saturday night live on pay-per-view from the Honda Center in Anaheim.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Exactly a week ahead of taking center stage under the brightest lights that have ever shined down upon women's mixed martial arts, Ronda Rousey sat upon the ring apron at the Glendale Fighting Club. Spent from her latest workout with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Rousey answered questions that she had been asked too many times before, all centering around one impending Saturday night that could very well change the landscape of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the world of mixed martial arts.
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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 | December 26, 2013
Though much of “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Miesha “Cupcake” Tate's rivalry has been fueled by harsh words, their final words at Thursday's the UFC 168 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas were rather pedestrian in comparison to the past. With UFC 168 on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas headlined by middleweight champion Chris Weidman's rematch against Anderson Silva and those two taking center stage, along with the always entertaining Josh Barnett stealing the show, Rousey and Tate very much stuck to their guns without a whole lot of histrionics accompanying them.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | December 24, 2013
In the aftermath of just two minutes and 18 seconds of a professional mixed martial arts career, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey proclaimed herself ready, willing, able and destined to be the next Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion. Miesha Tate, the reigning champion and a veteran of 14 pro fights, didn't see things in quite the same light. If Rousey's Olympic judo pedigree, utter domination of four opponents and cover girl beauty wasn't enough to make some noise, her equally brash and eloquent words very well would.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | February 20, 2013
Exactly a week ahead of taking center stage under the brightest lights that have ever shined down upon women's mixed martial arts, Ronda Rousey sat upon the ring apron at the Glendale Fighting Club. Spent from her latest workout with coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Rousey answered questions that she had been asked too many times before, all centering around one impending Saturday night that could very well change the landscape of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the world of mixed martial arts.
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By Grant Gordon | February 18, 2013
BURBANK - With the exception to those most ardent of mixed-martial-arts fans, Liz “Girl-Rilla” Carmouche, despite an excellent resume in the world of MMA, was a somewhat unknown to Ultimate Fighting Championship followers and certainly the mainstream. That's certainly changed in a big way in the lead-up to what is perceived to be the most monumental bout in the history of women's mixed martial arts. Carmouche openly volunteered and asked for a bout with “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, the UFC's first-ever women's bantamweight titlist, and received an opportunity that has her less than a week away from headlining “UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche” on Saturday night live on pay-per-view from the Honda Center in Anaheim.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com and Charles Rich charles.rich@latimes.com | December 29, 2012
1) Glendale-trained Ronda Rousey takes titles and MMA world by storm - Much like her six professional bouts - which have never extended past the first round - the year 2012 was a whirlwind of success for “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey. “She's the biggest rising star in women's mixed martial arts, if not the sport as a whole. Ronda Rousey's rise has been meteoric,” wrote Sports Illustrated when it crowned Rousey's rise as the No. 65 sports moment of the year. Indeed, Rousey's rise to stardom and becoming a full-fledged star in the burgeoning realm of MMA - and in the mainstream - has grabbed headlines in the Glendale News-Press and myriad other forms of media, big and small.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | December 6, 2012
After weeks of speculation turned into confirmation that Ronda Rousey had indeed signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world's preeminent mixed-martial-arts league, verification finally came on Thursday as to when, where and who the face of women's fighting will fight in her octagon debut. In Seattle ahead of Saturday night's UFC on FOX 5 event, Rousey was officially presented with her UFC bantamweight title at a prefight press conference and it was then announced she would make her promotional debut on Feb. 23 in Anaheim, main-eventing UFC 157 against challenger Liz Carmouche.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | November 16, 2012
After plenty of speculation and unconfirmed reports over the past weeks, it became official Friday that the meteoric rise of mixed-martial-arts superstar Ronda Rousey will now be a historic one. “It's official,” Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White told Jim Rome on “The Jim Rome Show,” “Ronda Rousey did sign with the UFC.” The news was originally reported by TMZ on Nov. 8, but Rousey was tight-lipped about...
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | August 15, 2012
These are the days of Ronda Rousey. She has become a media darling, a sex symbol and a bona fide mixed-martial-arts superstar who's been all over the television screen, magazine covers and, of course, the Internet, with roughly 100,000 Twitter followers and counting along with this vlog and that interview and so much more. Just about everything she does is news these days in the world of MMA journalism and often times beyond. Perhaps lost in the aura, ascension to stardom and "it factor" that seemingly surrounds her has been the fact that she's reached the top of women's MMA because she's one helluva fighter with the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title to defend against former champion Sarah Kaufman on Saturday night in San Diego at the Valley View Casino live on Showtime's "Rousey vs. Kaufman" card.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | August 6, 2012
SOUTHEAST GLENDALE - Whether it's regarding her gracing the cover of "ESPN The Magazine Body Issue," hosting an episode of TMZ, choice words for Kim Kardashian and Michael Phelps or myriad other topics, instances, interviews and appearances, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey has been no stranger to the spotlight since winning the Strikeforce women's bantamweight title. Now, just under two weeks from her first title defense against challenger Sarah Kaufman, Rousey's still got plenty of questions to answer and appearances to make, but she's clearly focused on the task that lies ahead when she faces Kaufman on Aug. 18 at the Valley View Casino in San Diego in the main event of Strikeforce's "Rousey vs. Kaufman" card live on Showtime.
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