Ronda Rousey Cosplays as Mortal Kombat 11’s Sonya Blade at WWE PPV

‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey became one of the main talking points on social media after she debuted a brilliant Sonya Blade-inspirited outfit at WWE Elimination Chamber.

The former UFC fighter, who signed with the WWE in 2018, was defending her Raw Women’s Championship against Ruby Riot at Sunday’s pay-per-view, but all of the attention was on her wearing an in-ring attire based on the fan-favorite Mortal Kombat character.

Last month, NetherRealm Studios announced that Rousey would be the voice of Sonya in the upcoming 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,” Rousey said at the time.

“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.”

The developer announced the latest installment in the long-running fighting franchise at The Game Awards in 2018.

Mortal Kombat 11 picks up after the events of Mortal Kombat X, with Shinnok defeated and a corrupted Raiden on a mission to protect Earthrealm at all costs.

Along with Raiden, NetherRealm has introduced a new fighter, Geras, and confirmed that Scorpion, Kano, Sub-Zero, Skarlet and Baraka would be returning characters from the franchise.

It was also revealed that Kabal and D’Vorah would be in the base roster, while Jade has been one of the latest reveals from the studio.

Speaking to Hardcore Gamer last month, Mortal Kombat 11 senior designer Brian Lebaron explained that there was no specific reason why the young fighters who debuted in Mortal Kombat X were not focused on in the sequel’s announcement.

“It just happens to be the way we wanted to show off the game,” he said. “The idea behind the story, behind the time manipulation is so that these characters can meet themselves at different stages of their lives.

“It’s been a lot of fun working with long-running characters who have different versions of themselves. Nobody’s dead and we can just pull in whoever we want.”

Mortal Kombat 11 will launch on April 23 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

The Switch version, however, has been pushed back in Europe to May 10.

For more on Mortal Kombat 11, check out Hardcore Gamer’s coverage below.