Ronda Rousey's Visit To Australia Fuels Women's Interest In Mixed Martial Arts

16/01/2016 1:56 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
Holly Holm, left, and Ronda Rousey exchange their punches during their UFC 193 bantamweight title fight in Melbourne, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. Holm pulled off a stunning upset victory over Rousey in the fight, knocking out the women's bantamweight champion in the second round with a powerful kick to the head Sunday. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)

A new generation of girls and women, inspired by former UFC champion Ronda Rousey, is taking up mixed martial arts (MMA) in Australia, but medical experts warn the sport could cause long-term health problems.

Rousey, 28, visited Australia for UFC 193 in November last year, where she lost her bantamweight title to Holly Holm.

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