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In just six days, MMA fans will get to see UFC women's bantamweight champion, "Rowdy" Ronda Rousey back in the Octagon in her native California at UFC 184: Rousey vs. Zingano. With five title defenses to her credit in just two-and-a-half years, and the dominant performances she's displayed in all her fights, it's easy why she's the Number 1 pound-for-pound female fighter in the world.
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In the span of just three years, Rousey has become more than a sensation in the MMA community, she's become an outright superstar, bridging sports and entertainment seamlessly, as evidenced by her budding acting career in Hollywood. She has several movie roles either completed, in post-production or in the last stages of filming, and is one of the most photographed women in sports, having been the subject of several photo shoots for ESPN's Body Issue, UFC Magazine and Maxim Magazine, to name a few.
The 28-year-old has been outspoken about being a positive role model for young women and girls, and is very careful of how she is photographed. Despite having posed completely nude as well as various modes of undress, she has never been fully exposed in any of the shots, a condition she set with her mother several years ago. She explained at a recent Los Angeles-area media day promoting UFC 184 (transcription courtesy of MMAFighting.com),
"I purposely, any time I do a shoot that's aimed for any kind of feminine or sexual purpose, I try to be a little bigger on purpose just to promote a healthier body image. It's kind of funny, I think that says a lot more to change what women expect from themselves than not doing anything at all, than withholding any sexuality at all. I think that changing the kind of media and images directed at men changes what women expect out of themselves."
LOS ANGELES -- The way Ronda Rousey sees it, had the UFC not chosen to branch out into the women's side of mixed martial arts a couple years ago, UFC 184 might have gone the way of UFC 151 and UFC 176.
Had it not been for the women's fights on the card, UFC 184 would have been left mighty thin, and possibly could have joined the aforementioned events as the only UFC cards canceled under Zuffa watch. The fact the event is at Staples Center would have made things doubly disastrous, as UFC 176 last summer was also slated for the building.
"They lost the Jacare fight, and they lost the Weidman and Vitor fight," Rousey said. "And if it wasn't for the women, they would have had a UFC  situation where they might have had to close the whole thing."
Instead, the focus of the entire event has been remade. UFC 184 has turned into the first major event in UFC history to be both headlined and co-headlined by women's fights. Rousey defends her belt against fellow unbeaten Cat Zingano in the main event. In the co-main, former boxing champion Holly Holm makes her highly anticipated UFC debut against Raquel Pennington.
Mary Abigail Wambach (born June 2, 1980) is an American retired soccer player, coach, and member of the National Soccer Hall of Fame. A six-time winner of the U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year award, Wambach was a regular on the U.S. women's national soccer team from 2003 to 2015, earning her first cap in 2001. As a forward, she currently stands as the highest all-time goal scorer for the national team and is second in international goals for both female and male soccer players with 184 goals, behind Canadian Christine Sinclair. Wambach was awarded the 2012 FIFA World Player of the Year, becoming the first American woman to win the award in ten years. She was included on the 2015 Time 100 list as one of the most influential people in the world.
Wambach competed in four FIFA Women's World Cup tournaments: 2003 in the United States, 2007 in China, 2011 in Germany, and 2015 in Canada, being champion of the last edition; and two Olympics tournaments: 2004 in Athens and 2012 in London, winning the gold medal on both. All together, she played in 29 matches and scored 22 goals at these five international tournaments. She played college soccer for the Florida Gators women's soccer team and helped the team win its first NCAA Division I Women's Soccer Championship. She played at the professional level for Washington Freedom, magicJack, and the Western New York Flash.
In 2012, a new professional women's soccer league was announced in the U.S. that featured allocated players from the American, Mexican, and Canadian national teams. On January 11, 2013, Wambach was allocated to the National Women's Soccer League club, Western New York Flash, in her hometown of Rochester, New York, as part of the NWSL Player Allocation. After missing the preseason because of national team commitments, she made her debut on April 14, 2013, during the team's season opener against Sky Blue FC.
Following the United States' win at the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, Wambach and her teammates became the first women's sports team to be honored with a Ticker tape parade in New York City. Each player received a key to the city from Mayor Bill de Blasio. In October of the same year, the team was honored by President Barack Obama at the White House.
For their first match of March 2019, the women of the United States women's national soccer team each wore a jersey with the name of a woman they were honoring on the back; Alex Morgan chose the name of Wambach.
Wambach has done philanthropic work for the Epilepsy Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. She has participated in Mia Hamm's annual Celebrity Soccer Challenge which raises money for Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Mia Hamm Foundation. In August 2011, Wambach joined teammates Alex Morgan and Hope Solo in a Bank of America charitable campaign at the Chicago Marathon. $5,000 was donated to the Juvenile Diabetes Association on her behalf. In 2013, she became an ambassador for Athlete Ally, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ending homophobia and transphobia in sports. She serves on the board of Together Rising, an all-women-led nonprofit organization founded by her wife, Glennon Doyle, supporting women, families, and children in crisis.
Wambach was featured along with her national teammates in the EA Sports' FIFA video game series starting in FIFA 16, the first time women players were included in the game. In September 2015, she was ranked by EA Sports as the No. 3 women's player in the game. In February 2016, Mattel unveiled a Barbie doll in her likeness.
The 35-year-old star striker capped a memorable 15-year career with a 2015 World Cup championship, helping Team USA claim its third overall World Cup title with a 5-2 victory over Japan in July. For years, though, she has been the face of women's soccer.
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