How Tall is Ronda Rousey?

Ronda Rousey’s rise to fame as an athlete began in 2004 when she was just 17 years old. In that year, she was the youngest judoka to qualify for the Olympics in Athens, and she also won gold at the 2004 World Junior Judo Championships. Since then, her career as a judoka and mixed martial artist have taken off, and today she is branching out further into the world of film and modelling.

Life as a Judoka

Rousey continued as a judoka for several years and gained many firsts along the way, including becoming:

  • The first American woman in a decade to win gold at the Birmingham World Cup (2006)
  • The first American to win two Junior World medals (2006)
  • The first American to medal in women’s judo at the Olympics (2008)

During 2007 and 2008, Rousey was among the top three women in the world for judo, and during those years she won silver and gold medals at the World Judo Championships and the Pan American Games.

Life in the Cage

After the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, Rousey retired from judo and began training as a mixed martial artist. She was first signed with the MMA promotion Strikeforce, and in 2012, she became the first woman fighter to sign with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Throughout her professional career as an MMA fighter, Rousey had 12 consecutive wins and only lost a single fight. Today, she has the honour of being the former Women's Bantamweight Champion in both the UFC and Strikeforce.

Life on the Silver Screen

Along with transitioning from an Olympic judoka to an MMA fighter, Rousey has also branched out into the world of modelling and acting. She has appeared in Maxim magazine, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Black Belt, The Ring, and even Men’s Fitness. She's also appeared in three movies—The Expendables 3, Furious 7, and Entourage—and is slated to appear in four upcoming films as well, including the remake of the 1989 flick Road House.

So how tall is Ronda Rousey?

At 5 feet 7 inches, Ronda Rousey does stand taller than the average North American woman (the average height for women in Canada and the United States is 5 feet 4 inches), but that doesn’t mean she couldn’t use extra height when she's on the red carpet.

And while Rousey often appears at premieres and awards ceremonies in heels, there are times when she's not in pumps and could increase her height using shoe lifts or height insoles instead. In fact, there are many actors in Hollywood who bump up their stature using lifts for shoes, because it’s a simple and inconspicuous way to make yourself more noticeable and easier to see.

Nobody knows what the future holds for Rousey, but one thing is certain: whether she's barefoot in the ring or glammed up on the screen, she's sure to be a hit.

So to answer the question ‘ How tall is Ronda Rousey? ‘ She is 5’7.