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[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED MARCH 26, 2015, 11:04 AM]

Headline: Ronda Rousey Reaches Number Two On AskMen’s “Top 99 Outstanding Women Of 2015” List

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is one of three UFC personalities featured in this year’s “AskMen’s Top 99 Most Outstanding Women of 2015.”

As announced back in February, Rousey, Arianny Celeste and Paige VanZant were all nominated for the list, but once the list was finalized, it was Rousey who was far and away the featured UFC personality on the list.

Rousey finished number two in the “Outstanding Women of 2015” list, trailing only movie star Emma Watson.

The rising UFC Women’s Strawweight contender was the next on the list in terms of UFC personalities, as she reached number 53, while longtime UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste failed to make the list.

So, how is the list put together? AskMen’s publisher James Bassil explains:

“This year’s list is not only a reflection of a shift in the media, but also a shift in modern male thinking. We wanted to steer away from ‘hot’ lists and highlight women who have demonstrated a sheer influence in their industry. We were looking for women who are doing something new this year, something that demonstrates their versatility and raw talent.”

Below is the blurb that went along with Rousey’s page on the list.

Whatever you do, don’t tell Ronda Rousey she fights like a girl. For one, as the recent #LikeAGirl hashtag made abundantly clear, it’s time to drop an antiquated insult like that. For two, if she fights like anything, she fights like a winner. Proof? Take her 14-second takedown of Cat Zingano at UFC 184 — the fastest in UFC history. Meanwhile, with no real rivals in sight, she’s elbowing her way into pop culture, with upcoming roles in Furious 7 and Entourage. Ronda’s on top of the world right now. Look out, everyone else.

She’s committed to growing the sport — and she downplays the whole role model thing, but there’s no bigger role model in all of sports than this woman right here. And not just to little girls, not just to women, to men too. — UFC president Dana White

FACT: Rousey’s pre-fight breakfast is typically eggs, turkey bacon, spinach and… Himalayan salt. — Business Insider

Below is the complete

Emma Watson
Ronda Rousey
Kim Kardashian
Taylor Swift
Lindsey Vonn
Elizabeth Holmes
Beyoncé
Amal Clooney
Jennifer Lawrence
Serena Williams
Ashley Graham
Michelle Obama
Camille Leblanc-Bazinet
Mindy Kaling
Tracy Chou
Laverne Cox
Amy Poehler
Ava DuVernay
Veronica Roth
Nicki Minaj
Becky Hammon
Marissa Mayer
Rihanna
Scarlett Johansson
Maria Sharapova
Ariana Grande
Emma Stone
Alex Morgan
Giada de Laurentiis
Amy Adams
Gina Rodriguez
Emily White
Anna Kendrick
Rosamund Pike
Julianne Moore
Sarah Koenig
Yael Cohen Braun
Keira Knightley
Reese Witherspoon
Gillian Flynn
Lupita Nyong’o
Laura Trott
Tina Fey
Rashida Jones
Debra Sterling
Zoe Saldana
Angelina Jolie
Christy Turlington Burns
Kerry Washington
Lisa Eldridge
Shailene Woodley
Sia
Paige VanZant
Lyndsey Scott
Blake Lively
Natalia Vodianova
Susie Wolff
Lady Gaga
FKA twigs
Taraji P. Henson
Chelsea Clinton
Meryl Streep
Gillian Zucker
Natalie Portman
Lorde
Cara Delevingne
Rebecca Garcia
Kristen Wiig
Chelsea Peretti
Patricia Arquette
Michelle Wie
Lana Del Rey
Ashley Spillane
Amy Schumer
Elizabeth Banks
Chrissy Teigen
Rosario Dawson
Emilia Clarke
Tessa Thompson
Meghan Trainor
Sierra Blair-Coyle
Mila Kunis
Erin Andrews
Sofia Vergara
Deena Varshavskaya
Gal Gadot
Yao Chen
Kristen Stewart
Billie Whitehouse
Mimi Thorisson
Anastasia Ashley
Tory Burch
Emily Blunt
Misty Copeland
Halle Tecco
Kendall Jenner
Katy Perry
Eugenie Bouchard
Jessica Alba

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