Sport MMA Thousands of fans turn out for Ronda Rousey

Thousands of fans turn out for Ronda Rousey

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World-renowned mixed martial arts (MMA) star Ronda Rousey appeared at Melbourne’s Federation Square on Thursday to promote this weekend’s UFC193 fight at Etihad Stadium.

Rousey plans to defend her world title against Holly Holm, as fans gear up for one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year.

The fight at Etihad Stadium is expected to attract more than 55,000 fans, breaking the record for the single biggest crowd ever at an UFC event.

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After a successful stint as an Olympian, the 28-year-old made the switch to UFC, going on to be one of world sport’s most recognised identities.

On Thursday, Rousey arrived at Federation Square and was greeted by thousands of fans.

The New Daily got an exclusive look into her much-anticipated arrival.

The day began with an open workout, where Rousey strutted her impressive aerobic skills.

Rousey loosens up to a crowd of devoted fans.

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The UFC champion gets started with some sparring.

Of course, the media was there to capture all the action


Rousey meets another female sporting icon, 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Michelle Payne


Rousey greets her fans, signing a copy of her book My Fight/Your Fight


You can view The New Daily‘s exclusive behind-the-scenes coverage below:

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