clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

UFC champ Ronda Rousey becomes first-ever female athlete to guest anchor ESPN’s SportsCenter

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It's another first for the "Rowdy" one.

Undefeated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion and 2015 ESPY award winner Ronda Rousey will join SportsCenter anchor Lindsay Czarniak for this Wednesday's (Oct. 7, 2015) show, which takes place at 6 p.m. ET on the cable television network.

"I'm excited to co-host SportsCenter with Lindsay on Wednesday," Rousey said in Monday's release. "I've always appreciated the support ESPN has shown me and I'm honored to be the first female celebrity co-host!"

And I hear she won't be alone.

The Olympian has been featured in several SportsCenter features over the course of her combat sports career.

Rousey (12-0) and unbeaten women's strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk share headlining duties for the upcoming UFC 193 pay-per-view (PPV) event, which takes place on Sat., Nov. 14, 2015, inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

For more on that upcoming fight card click here.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the MMA Mania Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your fighting news from MMA Mania