Ronda Rousey's next fight will take place on Jan. 2 against undefeated Holly Holm, Rousey announced Friday.
Rousey, who is the undefeated bantamweight champion, improved her record to 12–0 after her most recent fight against Bethe Correia. Holm's UFC record stands at 9–0.
Holm was a boxer with a 33–2–3 record before joining UFC in 2014, but Rousey's coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, was not concerned with Holm's ability to overmatch his fighter.
“Ronda beats Holly in a boxing match,” Tarverdyan said during a UFC media day in February. “I don’t believe it — I know so. And I believe in my fighter a lot....We have her sparring with boxing world champions in the gym. I’ve never seen Ronda lose a single round.”
The fight will take place next year in Las Vegas at UFC 195.
- Erin Flynn