Ronda Rousey Becomes First Woman To Enter UFC Hall Of Fame

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American professional fighter Ronda Rousey was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on Thursday night, becoming the first female inductee in the company's history.  Rousey was the UFC's first women's champion, holding the bantamweight belt from 2012 to 2015 and defending it six different times.

Rousey was a pioneer for women in the sport of mixed martial arts as she won her first 12 professional fights, including six in the UFC, all by submission, with 11 of the 12 fights ending in the first round. All but three of those fights were decided in under one minute, and Rousey owns records for four of the five fastest finishes in UFC women's bantamweight history.

"I am not the first person who had the ability to do this, but I am here because I am the first person you took the time to watch," Rousey said during her induction speech. "That you put the energy into supporting. Because of you, I am the first woman standing up here accepting this incredible honor. May I be the first of many."

To watch the highlights from the ceremony, see the video below.

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