This week’s ‘Action Hottie’ goes to current UFC Women’s Champion and action movie star RONDA ROUSEY!
Rousey is the first American ever to win an Olympic medal for women’s judo since its inception as an Olympic sport in 1992. Transitioning her judoka skills into the MMA/UFC world turned her into a bona fide super star as she teared through most of her opponents in the first round via her signature armbar to become the current UFC women’s champion.
Hollywood took notice of her super star status and cast her in TWO major movie franchise. First up is this weekend’s THE EXPENDABLES 3 where Rousey holds her own with action movie legends SLY STALLONE, JASON STATHAM, MEL GIBSON, WESLEY SNIPES, and many more.
Following the footsteps of fellow MMA fighter turned action star Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6, Haywire), Rousey also landed a role in the ‘Fast & Furious’ franchise in next year’s FAST & FURIOUS 7 with VIN DIESEL and her ‘Expendables 3’ co-star JASON STATHAM.
Rousey will also be trading blows with Thai martial arts super star TONY JAA (Ong Bak) in ‘Fast 7’.
Look out for her return to the UFC cage to defend her title sometime in early 2015 with ‘Fast 7’ set to be release on April 3, 2015.