UFC News: First Photo of Ronda Rousey in 'Expendables 3' Revealed on Instagram

John HeinisSenior Analyst ISeptember 19, 2013

Feb 20, 2013; Torrance, CA, USA;  Ronda Rousey during today's public workout at the UFC gym for her bout with Liz Carmouche on Feb 23.  Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has had a busy few months, coaching Season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter, gearing up to fight rival Miesha Tate at UFC 168 and filming two major motion pictures simultaneously. 

Rousey stars in The Expendables 3 and Fast and Furious 7 next year, with the first photo of her on the Expendables set surfacing on Instagram a couple weeks ago: 

Photo from Instagram user ruoffo82
Photo from Instagram user ruoffo82

"Rowdy," seen holding a pistol in the back right corner of the photo, is seen with the "who's who" of the action-film world. 

Also in the shot are Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Eric Roberts, former UFC champ Randy Couture and pro boxer Victor Ortiz. 

While their faces are obstructed in the photo, Dolph Lundgren, who starred opposite Stallone in Rocky IV back in 1985, and Terminator film star Arnold Schwarzenegger are unmistakably present as well. 

Stallone, one of the writers of the testosterone-driven Expendables series, tweeted in July that the former Olympic-level Judoka would be joining the cast. 

Despite only one fight inside the Octagon, Rousey's uncanny finishing ability, brash personality and good looks have made her one of the most recognizable active fighters on the UFC roster. 

Thus far, the 26-year-old has yet to taste defeat as a mixed martial artist, defeating all of her seven opponents via first-round armbar. 

While Rousey was in trouble early in the round, giving up her back, she made Liz Carmouche another victim at UFC 157 in February. 

Rousey-Tate II is the co-headlining bout at UFC 168, which takes place on December 28 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

While Rousey decisively beat "Cupcake" in their first encounter in March 2012, Tate recently said she expects to break the champion's jaw in the rematch. 

According to online movie database IMDBThe Expendables 3 is targeting a release date of August 15, 2014, with Rousey playing the character "Luna," with no other details of her role provided. 


John Heinis is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA Editor for eDraft.com.