It’s safe to say that, in the last year, women have taken center stage in the mixed martial arts world more than ever.
But the last week or so has been something special.
Last Friday’s Invicta FC event featured one of the year’s highest profile upsets, with Herica Tiburcio defeating Invicta Atomweight Champion Michelle Waterson.
The twentieth season of The Ultimate Fighter wraps up tonight, with finalists to be determined among semifinalists Randa Markos, Carla Esparza, Rose Namajunas, and Jessica Penne.
Tonight’s TUF winners square off Friday to crown the first UFC Women’s Strawweight Champion at The Ultimate Fighter finale.
Now, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is in the news. While the champ won’t be back in action until 2015, it was announced today that she is in the midst of penning an autobiography.
According to Associated Press, Rousey will work with her sister, Maria Burns Ortiz — a writer who contributes to ESPN.com and others. The book rights have been acquired by publisher Regan Arts.
Rousey, 27, has detailed some of her past in televised appearances like UFC: Prime Time, where she briefly opened up about the death of her father via suicide. She won an Olympic bronze medal in judo at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing before embarking on an MMA career.
Since her UFC debut, Rousey has been women’s MMA’s biggest star, and among the biggest draws in MMA overall. She has also begun an acting career.
The memoir, entitled “My Fight/Your Fight”, is scheduled for release next year.