Ronda Rousey: Just Married!

Ronda Rousey: Just Married!

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  • Ronda, 30, got married to her partner of almost two years, 35-year-old Travis, during a ceremony in his home state on Saturday
  • She can be seen in her wedding dress beaming next to her groom, who looked equally ecstatic on the day of the nuptials
  • Travis took to Instagram on Tuesday to rave about his bride, with a loving message celebrating his ‘other half’
  • UFC president Dana White revealed last week that the two UFC fighters would be tying the knot on the day of the fight between Mayweather and McGregor 
  • Ronda, a former UFC bantamweight champion, said last month that she and Travis were going to be getting married in Hawaii, his home state 

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne are now happily married.

The two UFC fighters tied the knot on Saturday during an outdoor ceremony in Hawaii, Travis’ native state, in what appears to have been a joy-filled day.

Travis, 35, took to Instagram on Tuesday to rave about his bride following the happy occasion, asserting his love for 30-year-old Ronda.

Newlyweds: Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne tied the knot on Saturday during a ceremony in Hawaii, Travis' native state, in what appears to have been a joy-filled day Newlyweds: Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne tied the knot on Saturday during a ceremony in Hawaii, Travis’ native state, in what appears to have been a joy-filled day
Bride: Ronda picked a plunging white gown with lace details, as seen in this pictured posted by her hairdresser Abraham Esperanza (pictured with her)

Bride: Ronda picked a plunging white gown with lace details, as seen in this pictured posted by her hairdresser Abraham Esperanza (pictured with her)

The former UFC bantamweight champion picked a white, plunging number with embellishments and lace details around the cleavage, as shown in a black and white photo posted by photographer Michael Mardones, who attended as a guest and posed for a selfie with the bride.

Ronda also wore a long veil, which grazed the bottom of her mermaid-shaped, floor-length gown, as shown in a picture posted by her hairdresser, Abraham Esparza.

The groom, meanwhile, opted for a simple shirt with light-colored pants and a matching vest on the big day.

Travis also sported a lei made out of leaves around his neck, as is fit for a Hawaiian wedding.

Happy: The bride, who also wore a long veil, beamed as she posed for a selfie with photographer Michael Mardones, who attended as a guest

Bliss: The former UFC batamweight champion appeared happier than ever as she tied the knot with her partner of almost two years
Couple: Ronda (pictured on her wedding day) and Travis began dating in October 2015
 Bliss: The former UFC bantamweight champion appeared happier than ever as she tied the knot with her partner of almost two years

He took to Instagram on Tuesday to gush about the ‘amazing day’ he shared with Ronda, writing about his bride: ‘She is so perfect in every way! She makes me so happy! She is my other half!’

The pair’s wedding date, which came after almost two years of dating, was revealed on Friday last week by UFC president Dana White.

She was discussing the upcoming, hotly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor with Rich Eisen on his show, when she mentioned that Ronda and Travis were planning on saying ‘I do’ on Saturday—the day of the reigning UFC lightweight champion’s fight against Mayweather.

Ronda and Travis are both UFC stars, and the former female UFC bantamweight champion asked Dana to attend their wedding, creating quite the scheduling conflict for him as he is expected to be in Las Vegas for the boxing match.

Smitten: Travis (pictured with Ronda) raved about their 'amazing day' and about his bride, whom he called his 'other half' in an Instagram post

Smitten: Travis (pictured with Ronda) raved about their ‘amazing day’ and about his bride, whom he called his ‘other half’ in an Instagram post

'Man Crush Monday': Ronda shared her love for Travis while posting this photo on her Instagram page last month. It was taken by Mardones, who attended the wedding

Dana obviously wasn’t be able to attend, but he admitted that he had agreed to go before he knew the date of the wedding.

‘Ronda Rousey gets married tomorrow,’ he told the host. ‘Tomorrow is her wedding. She’s in a good place, she’s really happy and she hasn’t announced her retirement or anything like that, but she’s focusing on this wedding.

‘She gets married [tomorrow], of all the days,’ he continued. She was like, “I’m getting married. . . . Will you come to the wedding?” I said, “Absolutely.” The wedding’s tomorrow.’

Last month, during an appearance on Live with Kelly & Ryan, Ronda revealed that they would be having their wedding in Travis’ home state of Hawaii.

‘He’s Hawaiian so we’re gonna do kinda like a backyard, Mexican Corona party — but, like, in Hawaii,’ she said.

The couple confirmed their engagement in April, and Ronda recalled the romantic moment Travis popped the question during her appearance on the morning show.

‘It was actually after heavy rain and we were under this waterfall,’ she said. ‘Apparently he had this whole speech prepared but it just went down into bullet points in the moment.

‘So he pulls out the ring and I’m already like, “Uh huh” before he even says anything. It’s like, “Okay, we’re in New Zealand, we’re under a waterfall, will you marry me?”‘

'Just engaged': Ronda confirmed her engagement to Travis in April by posting this comical cartoon picture on Instagram

‘Just engaged’: Ronda confirmed her engagement to Travis in April by posting this comical cartoon picture on Instagram

Defeated: Ronda, pictured in 2012, had her first career loss to Holly Holm in November 2015

Defeated: Ronda, pictured in 2012, had her first career loss to Holly Holm in November 2015

Ronda and Travis appear to be more in love than ever, and at the end of July she named him her ‘Man Crush Monday’ after he surprised her with a unique gift.

The MMA fighter took to Instagram to share a stunning black and white photo of her and Travis, while revealing he gifted her four baby chickens.

‘My #mcm @travisbrownemma surprised me with baby chickens!! Two silkies and two dominiques!!’ she captioned the image, which sees her sitting on the floor with the tiny chicks.

Silkie is a breed of chicken named for its fluffy feathers while Dominique chickens lay brown eggs.

In the photo taken by Mardones, the Venice photographer who later attended the wedding, Ronda is gazing lovingly at Travis, who is sitting in a chair behind her and leaning over to point at one of the chickens.

Ronda’s wedding comes just eight months after she suffered a humiliating 48-second defeat to UFC fighter Amanda Nunes in December.

Another loss: Ronda suffered a humiliating 48-second defeat to UFC fighter Amanda Nunes in December while trying to win back her title 

Another loss: Ronda suffered a humiliating 48-second defeat to UFC fighter Amanda Nunes in December while trying to win back her title

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Although she has yet to announce her official retirement, many speculate that the fight will most-likely be her last.

Ronda’s comeback fight against Amanda ended a 13-month absence that followed her first career loss to Holly Holm in November 2015, after which she revealed she had suicidal thoughts.

However, Ronda credited Travis with helping her get through that dark time, and she appears to be in a much happier place while focusing on her acting and television appearances.

Although this will be Ronda’s first marriage, Travis was previously wed to fitness model Jenna Renee Webb.

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