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Ronda Rousey makes the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine

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UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has officially made the cover of the May 18th edition of Sports Illustrated magazine. The news was announced Tuesday by Sports Illustrated as well as the UFC:

Rousey is the first UFC fighter to grace the cover of the magazine while being the feature story as well. Former UFC lightweight Roger Huerta also appeared on the cover of the magazine in 2007, but with two critical differences. First, the cover story was about the sport's rise, less about Huerta. Second, he was featured was part of an action shot, not as a cover model.

For more on why S.I. calls Rousey "the world's most dominant athlete", read their explanation and story warm-up.

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