Ronda Rousey is Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11

Rowdy wrestler Ronda Rousey revealed as the voice actor of rough and tough MK legend Sonya Blade in the latest entry to the series.


It would appear that Ronda Rousey is expanding her portfolio. Not only is she the current WWE Raw women’s champ, and a prolific MMA fighter, she’s also now the voice of Sonya Blade in the next installment in the MK series. Ronda will be taking over VO duties for the world’s most badass cop starting with Mortal Kombat 11.

Ronda Rousey in the MK 11 Recording studio

Ronda is known not only known for being a hardcore brawler herself, but also for being a bit of a pop culture geek who grew up on things like Dragon Ball Z and MK, so this seems like an appropriate match up.

In the video below, Ronda goes into detail about her experience playing Sonya Blade. Apparently, she’s not a fan of having to dress up for roles, so she was rather excited to get a chance to do some acting in comfortable attire.

Ronda Rousey and Sonya Blade seem like a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on how you look at it. Either way you toss it, we'll get to see more of Ronda as Sonya very soon as Mortal Kombat 11 is set for an April 23 release on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC. 

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    January 17, 2019 12:18 PM

    Blake Morse posted a new article, Ronda Rousey is Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 11

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      January 17, 2019 12:53 PM

      She so good at pretending to be badass these days. I kinda miss the days she actually was.

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        January 17, 2019 12:58 PM

        in retrospect she was horribly one-dimensional, but at the time watching her judo throw chicks who had no idea wtf was really exciting.

        glad WMMA moved on, shame she couldn't adapt but that's how these things go.

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          January 17, 2019 6:06 PM

          if she had a good coach and good people surrounding her, she'd probably still be the champ. basically had the mma equivalent of donald trump coaching her so her success is kinda amazing in retrospect

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          January 18, 2019 12:44 AM

          In the land of the blind, the one eyed (wo)man is King

          She was a pony with one really good trick, then people figured it out and caught up

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        January 17, 2019 5:41 PM

        Isn’t all that macho shit fabricated by the MMA company to drive sales anyway? Like wrestling with Hero/heels?

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      January 17, 2019 12:57 PM

      good for her. hopefully she makes more of it than other MMA ladies like Gina Carano in Red Alert 3

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        January 17, 2019 1:36 PM

        She's got one hell of an agent regardless though.

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        January 17, 2019 1:48 PM

        gina has also been in a hell of a lot more movies and is a better actress for what it's worth.

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          January 17, 2019 4:10 PM

          Yeah, just when you look back at her part in ra3 it was totally wasted

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            January 17, 2019 6:29 PM

            i never played ra3, but that was a long ass time ago probably when she was still fighting, or still recovering from when some random american gladiator whooped her ass. Or when cyborg pounded her into MMA retirement.

            lets face it. A stupid FMV sequence for a few times when you play a game isn't really the best way to gauge "waste".

            from watching the video of ronda just doing the voice for sonya. I can get that. Whatever. What i don't get is why netherealm even attempted to model her face after ronda. It looks bad. butterface indeed.

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        January 17, 2019 2:53 PM

        ronda is killing it in the WWE. plays to her strength much more than movies and such does, which she kinda sucks at.

        Gina is doing great in movies and TV and is better at that side of show business.

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      January 17, 2019 2:26 PM

      Looking forward to her calling Johnny cage a crisis actor

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        January 17, 2019 2:48 PM

        scorpion can't melt steel beams

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          January 17, 2019 2:55 PM

          Look she's just asking questions, like a real #PATRIOT

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      January 17, 2019 3:51 PM

      Is her Fatality going to be tweeting out a Sandy Hook conspiracy theory video and then deleting it?

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      January 17, 2019 6:03 PM

      i think she sounds really great as a voice actress, and I hated her ufc wwe moments