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Ronda Rousey Just Earned a Brand New Title: Blockbuster Star

Ronda Rousey Just Earned a Brand New Title: Blockbuster Star

By Madeline Buxton

UFC fighter Ronda Rousey is taking her winning streak from the ring to the big screen: the Bantamweight champ and Olympian was just cast in MGM's remake of the 80s action flick "Road House," set to start filming next year.

Rousey is taking on the title role, which was originally written for a man and held by Patrick Swayze during his heartthrob days. In the movie, Swayze plays a bouncer tasked with cleaning up a rowdy bar.

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There's no doubt Rousey has the skills necessary to throw a punch or two … or three.

This isn’t the first time the fighter has stepped out of the ring — and it's far from the last. She previously held roles in "Entourage" and "The Expendables 3" and she'll star in the upcoming action films "Mile 22," "The Athena Project," and the movie version of her autobiography "My Fight/Your Fight."

Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) has gone on to a harness major Blockbuster power and we're ready to place bets that Rousey can do the same. Let the fight for box office sales begin!

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