UFC announced that Ronda Rousey will be the first woman inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
The 2018 UFC Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, July 5 in Las Vegas and will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass.
Rousey will enter the UFC Hall of Fame as a member of the Modern Wing, joining Forrest Griffin (2013), BJ Penn (2015) and Urijah Faber (2017) as the only members of this distinguished category. Rousey also joins Faber as only the second athlete to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame from the bantamweight division. The “Modern Era” category includes athletes who turned pro on or after November 17, 2000 (when the first UFC event under the unified rules of MMA was held), are a minimum age of 35 or who have been retired for one year or more.
“This is an immense honor, to not only take part in bringing women to the forefront of this sport, but now the UFC Hall of Fame,” Rousey said. “May I be the first of many.”
Thank you for the memories.
Thank you for breaking down barriers.
— UFC (@ufc) June 10, 2018