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Ronda Rousey to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame


Former UFC star and current WWE star Ronda Rousey will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame during International Fight Week in July. 

The announcement was made during the UFC 225 broadcast. She will be inducted into the "modern" wing, and joins Matt Serra, Art Davie, Bruce Connal, and the Dan Henderson/Shogun Rua fight from UFC 139 as this year's Hall of Fame inductees. The ceremony ttakes place on July 5th at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas and will air on UFC Fight Pass.

Rousey won the Strikeforce bantamweight championship in her fifth pro fight and came into the UFC as champion, defending the newly-christened UFC women's bantamweight title and successfully defending it in the first ever female fight for the promotion against Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC 158 in February 2013.

She went on to defend the belt five more times, winning all of them by stoppage, before finally dropping her title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia. Along the way, she became one of the biggest PPV draws in the sport, drawing over a million PPV buys on 3 separate occasions. 

She returned in December 2016 and lost to current champion Amanda Nunes and has not fought since. She signed with WWE late last year and made her debut at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans, LA. She is set to challenge WWE Raw women's champion Nia Jax at Money In The Bank in her first singles match for the company.