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Ronda Rousey is Sonya Blade in ‘Mortal Kombat 11’

Jesse Reed
Ronda Rousey

Former MMA star Ronda Rousey continues to branch out and pursue lucrative avenues of work in the entertainment industry. Her latest big-time gig was announced Thursday in Los Angeles, with Rousey being unveiled as the new voice of Sonya Blade in the upcoming video game title “Mortal Kombat 11.”

“I’ve been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-a**, female video game character that I related to,” she said in a video shared by IGN. “Now I get to voice her in Mortal Kombat 11. It’s a dream come true to be a part of the Mortal Kombat franchise that I grew up playing.

“I’ve always admired her and admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way, and now I get to try and be her.”

“Mortal Kombat 11” is slated to release on April 23, 2019. It will be available to gamers on the Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.