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Pic: 'Heavier' UFC champ Ronda Rousey sizzles in latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

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UPDATE: To view a FULL photos gallery -- almost 30 swimsuit pics of "Rowdy" -- click here.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is not only an outstanding woman (see why here), she's also the latest addition to the "Swimsuit Edition" of Sports Illustrated, rocking a tight one-piece for her recent photo shoot.

Have a look:

"The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue wasn't like Playboy or all those others," Rousey told For The Win. "It wasn't so fake and plastic... I purposely tried to get a little bit heavier for the SI issue so I was a little bit curvier and not in top fight shape look but the look at which I feel I'm the most attractive. It's very natural for a person's body to go through seasons."

Beauty and a beast.

The beauty part comes in her numerous photo shoots. Some bikini clad, some completely naked. The beast part comes in her numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) wins, a streak she hopes to continue later this month in the main event of UFC 184 against the rough-and-tumble Cat Zingano.

For more on that upcoming fight click here.

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