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Ronda Rousey to Enter UFC Hall of Fame as a Pioneer in July

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Ronda Rousey attends WWE's First-Ever Emmy 'For Your Consideration' Event at Saban Media Center on June 6, 2018 in North Hollywood, California. (Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

Monday, 11 June 2018 04:18 PM

Ronda Rousey, will soon be the first woman to enter the UFC organization's Hall of Fame, president Dana White announced Saturday night.

The ceremony will be July 5 at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Reuters reported.

"There would be no women in UFC without Ronda Rousey," White said. "Ronda is an absolute pioneer who helped me personally, and a lot of other people, look at women in combat sports differently. ... Today, the women's divisions are packed with incredibly talented fighters, and they produce some of the best fights you'll ever see."

Rousey the UFC's first women's champion, grabbed the bantamweight title and didn't let go for three years, from 2012 until 2015, including six title defenses.

Her first 12 pro fights all ended in submission victories, usually not going past one minute.

"This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame," Rousey said in a prepared statement. "May I be the first of many."

Rousey holds UFC records for four of the five fastest finishes in women's bantamweight history. The most among any other UFC division is two.

An average UFC fight involving her lasted 3 minutes, 6 seconds, the second shortest in the sport's history for fighters who have had at least five bouts.

At Staples Center in February of 2015, Rousey set a record when she delivered an armbar submission of Cat Zingano in 14 seconds at a title fight at UFC 184. Conor McGregor supplanted the mark when he took out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds in 2015.

Rousey reigned until she suffered a second-round knockout loss to Holly Holm in November of 2015, and a year later, Amanda Nunes took her out in 48 seconds. That was Rousey's last UFC fight.

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