By: Mike Bohn | October 12, 2016 9:45 pm
Ronda Rousey will make her long-awaited return to the octagon at UFC 207, and although she no longer carries the UFC belt, her resume is still among the most impressive out there from a statistical perspective.
Rousey (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) will end a more-than-13-month hiatus from competition when she challenges Amanda Nunes (13-4 MMA, 6-1 UFC) for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship in the main event of UFC 207, which takes place Dec. 30 from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
It’s been a long time since Rousey has stepped in the cage, but before she took a break “Rowdy” was one of the most decorated fighters on the roster. Still, her stat sheet holds up. Take a look below.
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Rousey will compete in her eighth UFC women’s bantamweight bout, tied with Miesha Tate for the most appearances in divisional history.
Her six victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are tied with Amanda Nunes for most in divisional history.
She is one of seven fighters in UFC history to start their career with six consecutive stoppage victories.
Her three submission victories in UFC women’s bantamweight competition are the most in divisional history.
Her seven armbar finishes in UFC/Strikeforce competition are the most in the combined history of the two organizations.
Her seven armbar wins are tied with Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira for the most in UFC/Strikeforce/PRIDE/WEC combined history.
Her seven first-round finishes in UFC/Strikeforce women’s bantamweight competition are the most in history. The only fighter to come close to Rousey in the category is Nunes, who has four.
She has been awarded six fight-night bonuses during her UFC tenure, the most of any fighter in women’s bantamweight history.
She is one of 18 fighters in UFC history with Olympic credentials.
Rousey is the only fighter in history to earn an Olympic medal and a UFC championship.
She is one of eight fighters in UFC history to win a championship with an undefeated record. Holly Holm, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, Chris Weidman, Cain Velasquez, Lyoto Machida, Rashad Evans and Randy Couture are the others.
She is one of six fighters in UFC history to record six or more consecutive title defenses.
Her six consecutive stoppage victories in UFC championship fights is the longest title-fight finishing streak in history.
Her six stoppage victories in UFC title fights are tied for the third most in history behind Anderson Silva (nine) and Matt Hughes (eight).
Her two UFC title defenses in a 56-day stretch between UFC 168 and UFC 170 marked the fastest turnaround between successful title defenses in UFC history.
Her five first-round finishes in UFC championship bouts are the most in modern history.
She is the only fighter in UFC/Strikeforce/PRIDE/WEC history to win four championship fights in less than one minute.
Her 14-second submission of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 is the fastest submission and second fastest finish of any kind in a UFC championship fight behind Conor McGregor’s 13-second win against Jose Aldo at UFC 194.
Her 54-second submission of Sarah Kaufman at “Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman” is the fastest submission in a Strikeforce championship fight.
Her 16-second knockout of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 is the third fastest knockout in a UFC championship fight behind Arlovski’s 15-second stoppage of Paul Buentello at UFC 55 and McGregor over Aldo at UFC 194.
Rousey’s total cage time after 13 pro fights is 31 minutes and 35 seconds, an average of two minutes and 26 seconds per fight. She’s ended eight of her pro victories in less than one minute.
Her longest fight to date lasted 10 minutes and 58 seconds.
Her 25-second submission of Sarah D’Alelio at Strikeforce Challengers 18 is the second fastest submission in Strikeforce history.
Her 13 takedowns landed in UFC and Strikeforce competition have come from the clinch.
She was the first fighter to score a standing knockdown in the history of the UFC women’s bantamweight division. She registered the feat against Sara McMann at UFC 170.
Her knockout of McMann stemmed from a knee to the body and marked just the second time in UFC history a title fight has ended with a strike to the body. George St-Pierre registered the other such finish when he stopped Matt Serra at UFC 83.
Her 14-second submission of Zingano at UFC 184 is the fastest finish in UFC women’s bantamweight history.
Her 14-second submission of Zingano is the fastest submission finish in modern UFC history.
She is the only fighter in modern UFC history to earn two stoppage victories in less than 20 seconds each.