The online series follows the full-length and Emmy-nominated “Nine for IX” series that aired on ESPN in 2013. It focuses on female athletes, whose stories are told through the lens of female filmmakers.
One new online short will be released per day through Friday. All of them then air consecutively on Saturday beginning at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The full online schedule includes:
- Today: Ronda Rousey
- Tuesday: Debbie and Jason McElwain
- Wednesday: Brittney Griner
- Thursday: First all-women America’s Cup team
- Friday: Jan Stephenson
The Rousey feature, titled “Rowdy Ronda Rousey,” discusses the Olympic bronze-medal judoka’s decision to move into professional MMA and her rise in the ranks through Strikeforce and eventually the UFC, where she ushered in the promotion’s first female weight class and defended her UFC title in the organization’s first female fight. It also details her childhood and the rigorous training camps she endures.
Check out a trailer of the short above.
Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) recently posted her fourth UFC title defense and dominated top contender Alexis Davis via a 16-second knockout at UFC 175. Now, she’ll return to promotional duties for her budding Hollywood career, which includes roles in “The Expendables 3,” “Fast & Furious 7″ and the “Entourage” movie. For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.