ByManny Fonseca, writer at
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Before her utter domination of the UFC, Ronda Rousey was an Olympic Athlete. She won the bronze medal in Judo at the 2008 Olympics in Bejing, China, becoming the first woman from the United States to win a medal in Women's Judo since its debut at the 1992 Olympics.

After losing to Edith Bosch, the former Ducth world champion, Rousey faced Annett Boehm of Germany.

Rousey jumped out in front with a solid, over-the-shoulder takedown of Boehm.

Boehm ties back by getting her legs under Rousey and using her power to launch Rousey over her and onto the mat.

Long before she ever enters the Octagon, it's plain to see that Rousey's ground game forms early on. A ground game that would ultimately force 9 submission victories in the UFC and many more before that.

In the end, Rousey proved to be to much for Boehm and took the bronze medal by Yuko (points awarded for technique) in the 70kg Women's division.


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