Ronda Rousey becomes first female fighter in UFC history

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Well, would Dana White really be the boss we’ve come to know and love if he didn’t change his mind every once in a while?

Ronda Rousey has officially become the first female fighter to sign with the UFC, ending months of speculation as to whether or not Dana White would back down from his previously stated stance on women in the organization.

TMZ was the first to break the news on Thursday.

Over the course of the past year the former Olympian Rousey has been sighted at numerous UFC events alongside White, all the while amassing a 6-0 record, ending every outing via first round armbar.

Rousey will now enter the organization as the inaugural women’s 135lbs champion; however, there is no word yet as to who her first title defense will be against.

Beyond the signing’s historical significance for the UFC, Rousey’s departure from Strikeforce could prove to be yet another nail in the rapidly shutting coffin of Zuffa’s other promotion.

We here at will be keeping a close eye as news of this monumental signing, and all of its residual effects, continues to develop.

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