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Ronda Rousey returns to acting with ‘Blindspot’ guest starring role

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Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return to TV in May with a guest role on an NBC show.

MMA: UFC 207-Nunes vs Rousey Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

While Ronda Rousey’s fighting career is still very much up in the air, one of her other pursuits looks to be picking up again. Rousey made a name for herself in the acting world during her resounding success in the UFC, and she will continue on in that area with a guest starring role in NBC’s “Blindspot” in May.

A press release described her upcoming role on the crime drama, which airs on Wednesday nights:

“Rousey will be playing DEVON PENBERTHY: a female prison inmate who grew up in a working class family from the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and is serving time for transporting weapons across state lines. She is a tough, athletic woman who knows how to fight and handle a weapon.”

While most of Rousey’s acting roles have taken place in movies, she does have one TV credit to her name - a guest role on Drunk History on Comedy Central last year.

The women’s MMA pioneer suffered her second straight loss in the Octagon in December, where she was stopped by UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in the first round of their UFC 207 headlining fight.