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Ronda Rousey to play herself in 'My Fight/Your Fight' film adaptation

Ronda Rousey defeated Bethe Correia by knockout in

Ronda Rousey defeated Bethe Correia by knockout in their bantamweight title fight at UFC 190 at HSBC Arena on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo Credit: Getty Images

Fresh off her knockout win, UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is headed to the big screen.


Paramount Pictures said Monday that it has acquired the rights to Rousey's autobiography, "My Fight/Your Fight," with plans for Rousey to play herself in the film adaptation.

The 28-year-old mixed martial artist has emerged as the sport's top female fighter. She's already drawn interest from Hollywood, appearing in the films "Expendables 3," "Furious 7" and "Entourage."

In her bout Saturday at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, she knocked out Bethe Correia 34 seconds into the first round. It was Rousey's longest title defense in her last three fights.

The film will begin development with Mark Bomback penning the script. His credits include co-writing the screenplays to "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and "The Wolverine."

Variety first reported plans for the film.

Rousey is also set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in "Mile 22" directed by Peter Berg.

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