Ronda Rousey lands Facebook Gaming streaming deal

Rousey plans to stream once a week

UFC and WWE superstar Ronda Rousey is adding another line of work to her growing resume.

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Rousey, 33, announced a livestreaming deal with Facebook Gaming on Thursday. The mixed martial artist plans to stream once per week, beginning at 6 p.m. ET Tuesday with a broadcast of herself playing “Pokémon Sword and Shield.”

“Gaming has always been a huge part of my life, and I can’t wait to share that passion with my millions of fans on Facebook Gaming,” Rousey said in a statement. “Through my streams, people can hang out with the real me, not the ‘character’ version of myself they’re used to seeing, though the ‘Rowdy One’ can’t always be contained.”

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The deal’s financial terms were not disclosed. Rousey said all proceeds from her first stream on the Facebook Gaming platform would be donated to Australian bushfire recovery efforts.

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Facebook Gaming is one of several players in the competitive video game streaming environment. Other prominent platforms include Amazon-owned Twitch and Microsoft-owned Mixer.

Rousey built a massive following during her stint in the UFC, earning the women’s bantamweight championship and successfully defending the title six times. After back-to-back losses in 2015 and 2016, Rousey went on hiatus from UFC.

In 2017, Rousey signed a full-time deal with WWE and became one of the wrestling promotion’s most prominent stars. She has also appeared in several movies, including "Entourage," "The Expendables 3" and "Charlie’s Angels."

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