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Look Out Boys! Ronda Rousey Becomes First Female To Join The UFC

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KHQ.COM - Ronda Rousey is making history as she becomes the first female to join the UFC. TMZ was the first to break the story stating that Rousey, a former U.S. Olympian medal winner in Judo, has officially joined Dana White's MMA organization, automatically making her champion of the 135 lb women's division.

The 25-year-old is leaving behind Strikeforce, an MMA and kickboxing organization which airs on Showtime, where she was undefeated in her career. She is the first female ever to be under contract with the UFC.  She plans to defend her title in 2013 and scouting has begun for possible opponents which so far include, Sarah McMann, Cris Cyborg and Miesha Tate.

No official news from the UFC has ben released but Dana White did tweet ":-)" shortly after TMZ reported the story and Twitter blew up. Yes, it's just a smiley face, but Dana White has tweeted it in the past when big things have happened with the UFC.

This is not only great for Rousey who has been gaining more and more publicity with each fight, but also shows that female sports are gaining more popularity with the every day sports fan.

Who is excited to watch Rousey defend her title? This chick looks pretty tough.

This story was filed and written by KHQ's Nichole Mischke. Email her at Nichole.Mischke@khq.com.

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