UFC 135-pound women’s champion Ronda
Rousey will appear on Maxim’s annual “Hot 100” list.
Rousey ranked No. 29 on the new list, which is reportedly topped by
Miley Cyrus, though the magazine has not yet officially announced
anyone in the top 10. Other names on this year’s lineup include
Katy Perry (No. 11), Taylor Swift (No. 13), Beyonce Knowles (No.
14) and Olivia Munn (No. 28).
The list was started in 2000 and is voted on by the magazine’s
readership in an online poll. Last year, UFC Octagon girl Arianny
Celeste was selected to appear in the “Hot 100” issue, coming in at
Rousey, 29, has become the face of women’s MMA in the span of just
two years, winning the Strikeforce bantamweight belt from Miesha Tate
in 2012 and defending it successfully against Sarah
Kaufman before joining the UFC, where she was immediately
recognized as the promotion’s first women’s champion. “Rowdy”
defended her new belt for the first time on Feb. 23, when she made
Carmouche her seventh consecutive opponent to fall via
first-round armbar. The champion is now gearing up for a coaching
stint on “TUF 18,” at the conclusion of which she will defend her
belt against opposing coach Cat
An Olympic bronze medalist in judo, Rousey made the cover of ESPN’s
“Body Issue” last summer and was more recently selected as one of
four cover athletes for the publication’s 15th anniversary issue.
In addition to her inclusion on Maxim’s “Hot 100” list, Rousey was
also ranked No. 42 on Business Insider’s list of “50 Women Who Are
Changing the World.”