Tuesday January 5th, 2016

Ronda Rousey has been tabbed to host NBC's Saturday Night Live on Jan. 23, NBC announced Tuesday.

Rousey will be the first MMA fighter to host the show.

Rousey is coming off a loss to Holly Holm for the UFC women's bantamweight title on Nov. 15. She has remained out of the public spotlight since the loss and does not have another fight scheduled. 

Holly Holm signs extension with UFC, allowing for Ronda Rousey rematch

Rousey is also cast as an actress in a remake of the movie “Road House.”

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Selena Gomez will be the musical guest. 

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