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Ronda Rousey will voice Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat XI

UFC all-star Ronda Rousey will be in Mortal Kombat XI. Well...sort of

By Derek Strickland on Jan 18, 2019 01:44 pm CST - 1 min, 24 secs reading time

In a publicity stunt garnering tons of attention--both positive and negative--UFC champ Ronda Rousey is lending her voice to one of Mortal Kombat's most notorious femme fatales.

Ronda Rousey will voice Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat XI |

The rumors were right: renowned MMA knucklebuster Ronda Rousey is coming to Mortal Kombat XI, at least in voice-over capacity. The fighter will lend her voice to MK's original female badass Sonya Blade through cinematic sequences, fatalities, the new crushing blow mechanic, and the overarcing storyline.

"I've been a lifelong Mortal Kombat fan, and Sonya Blade was the first kick-ass, female video game character that I related to. I always admired her and admittedly kind of emulated her in my own way," Ronda Rousey said in a press release. "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.

WB Games also revealed a bunch of new Mortal Kombat XI info, including setups for the new time-travelling storyline and brand new antagonist god Kronika, as well as some truly ultraviolent gameplay footage.

Mortal Kombat XI is slated to release April 23, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Pre-orders get access to a private beta held in March and the Shao Khan character.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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