The tennis star joined a glittering array of Olympic heroes handed gongs following their phenomenal success at the Rio Games.
The list features Mo Farah, who is also knighted, and Olympic gold medal-winning heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, who is made a dame.
Rousey showed little defensive acumen as she staggered and stumbled backward with Nunes relentlessly pursuing her and landing multiple shots.
Andy Murray's sensational year comes to a fitting conclusion today with a knighthood in the New Year's honours list - but he insists he doesn't want to be called 'Sir Andy'.
A record £1billion was recovered from thousands of offenders who were brought to justice for wrongly claiming welfare over the last 12 months.