Ronda Jean Rousey was born February 1, 1987, in California.
At just 17, Rousey qualified for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, becoming the youngest judoka in the entire Games. Also in 2004, Rousey won a gold medal at the 2004 World Junior Judo Championships.
Rousey would take bronze in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
In 2010, she made her mixed martial arts debut and defeated her opponent in just 23 seconds due to armbar. Since her first fight, she has dominated the sport. Rousey would join Strikeforce and in 2012 she would become the Women's Bantamweight champion.
In November 2012, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that Rousey had become the first female fighter to sign with the UFC. She has again dominated in the octagon since then. She is currently 10-0 in her career and preparing for her next big fight on February 28 against Cat Zingano at UFC 184.
Rousey has become a celebrity of the sport and given women a face to it. She's even barred it all in ESPN's body issue. We figured it was fitting to show her in her birthday suit:
Rousey has also taken her career to Hollywood, appearing in the blockbuster The Expendables 3, and is slatted to be in other films.
Here's to you Ronda Rousey, happy birthday.