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Preview HBO Real Sports segment on 'sex symbol' Ronda Rousey

HBO Real Sports will feature UFC champ Ronda Rousey on the upcoming Feb. 19 episode of Real Sports with Jon Frankel.

UFC Women's Bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey is featured on a segment of HBO Real Sports with Jon Frankel that premieres Tues, Feb. 19 at 10pm ET/PT on HBO. She defends her title against Liz Carmouch at UFC 157 on February 23 in Anaheim, California, live on pay-per-view.

From HBO's release:

As women continue to break down barriers in sports, Ronda Rousey remains ahead of the pack. In 2008, the mixed martial artist became the first American woman to medal in Judo at the Olympic Games. And in 2013, she will become the first woman to headline a women's title fight for the UFC.

An electrifying presence in the world of mixed martial arts, the 26-year-old is a triple threat of brawn, brains and beauty. Behind her is a strong woman, her mother, who is a former Judo champion and the one who taught Rousey how to execute her most famous move, the arm bar.

In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, correspondent Jon Frankel visits Rousey's home in Venice Beach, Cal. and training camp in Big Bear, where she opens up about her childhood, her groundbreaking fighting career and her accelerated rise to stardom.

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