UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda
Rousey has apparently been cast in the upcoming third
installment of “The Expendables” film franchise.
Series creator Sylvester Stallone tweeted the news on Tuesday
night, additionally revealing that former boxing champion Victor
Ortiz has also been cast in the film.
Rousey, 26, signed a representation deal this past February with
global talent agency William Morris Endeavor. The news came just
after it was reported Rousey had been offered a role in the new
“Hunger Games” sequel.
In the cage, Rousey has never tasted defeat, submitting her first
seven opponents with first-round armbars. The Olympic judo bronze
medalist captured the Strikeforce bantamweight crown from Miesha Tate
in 2012 and was crowned the UFC champion upon her arrival to the
Zuffa-owned promotion. Following her successful title defense
Carmouche this past February, Rousey was cast as a coach in
“The Ultimate Fighter” Season 18, which is currently in
Known for his iconic roles as John Rambo and Rocky Balboa, Stallone
created “The Expendables” franchise in 2010 and followed up with a
sequel in 2012. The films have featured a massive cast of famous
action stars, including Stallone, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van
Damme and Dolph Lundgren, as well as UFC hall of famer Randy
Couture. “The Expendables 3” is expected to hit theaters next