Ronda Rousey Named One Of The Most Powerful Women In Sports [PHOTOS]

Ronda Rousey (Credit: Getty Images/Kevin Winter)

David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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UFC superstar Ronda Rousey has been named one of the most powerful women in sports.

The former champion was one of the major names of Adweek’s 30 most powerful women sports, who will be recognized at the Clio Sports gala in New York on July 7. (SLIDESHOW: These Are The Hottest Photos Of Ronda Rousey On The Internet)

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Dec 28, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Ronda Rousey (red gloves) and Miesha Tate (blue gloves) fight during their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports – via Reuters

Rousey was recognized for not only her fighting skills, but also how she been a star outside of fighting.

(Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – JULY 31: UFC Strawweight Champion Ronda Rousey of the United States poses for photographers during the UFC 190 Rousey v Correia weigh-in at HSBC Arena on July 31, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

Adweek wrote in part:

As the UFC has made headway in the American sports consciousness, Ronda Rousey has given the sport the one thing it’s been lacking: a bona fide superstar. She’s making her way out of the fighter’s circle, with roles in The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and upcoming starring turns in a Road House reboot and the Tina Fey comedy Do Nothing Bitches. Last December, Rousey became only the third female athlete — and the first in 22 years—to host NBC’s Saturday Night Live.

There has been no date set for when the former champion will return, but clearly she’s still a rising star in the entertainment and sports world. (SLIDESHOW: This Gorgeous Olympian Loves To Show Off Lots Of Skin)

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