Ronda is UFC's biggest most beloved star according to Dana, and she does judo throws like a master. Japanese fans are sophisticated and quietly appreciate technique. Judo throws are very cool and dynamic and much cooler to watch than say BJJ guard pass or omoplata attempt. Sexyama Akiyama is a big star in Korea and Japan they say, and he does great judo trips. Pretty much every Sherdog judo thread ends up having people go gaga and post GIF's of spectacular technique that everyone loves.