Former mixed martial artist who became the UFC women's bantamweight champion in 2012 and went on to successfully defend her title six times. In 2014, she earned the title of the world's consensus #1 pound-for-pound female MMA fighter. In 2018, she joined the WWE and became the Raw Women's Champion in her first reign. She has appeared in films such as Furious 7 and The Expendables 3.
She appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine's 2012 Body Issue.
She competed at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, she was awarded a bronze medal, making her the first American to obtain an Olympic medal in women's judo. She was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018.
In 2015, she began a relationship with Travis Browne and they married in August 2017. Her mother, AnnMaria De Mars, was a Judo artist. In 2021, she and her husband welcomed a child named La'akea Makalapuaokalanipō, whom they nicknamed Pō.