Ronda Rousey to return at UFC 207, will face Amanda Nunes for bantamweight title
Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey will return to action and fight Brazilian star Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White announced on The Herd with Colin Cowherd.
Rousey, 29, has not fought since losing her bantamweight crown to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November. It was the first loss of Rousey's career.
Since Rousey's defeat to Holm, the title has changed hands twice. Holm losing to Miesha Tate with a fifth-round submission. Tate lost to Nunes in July in a fight that lasted just over three minutes.
"If they ask me who I want to fight, I’m going to say I want to fight Ronda. I’m not running from anyone, I’m the champion and I can choose who I’m going to fight,” Nunes previously told Combate. “I will choose what’s best for me and Ronda would be ‘the’ main fight, that’s why it has to be against her, it has to be with Ronda.”
During her break, Rousey took time to focus on her movie and entertainment career. She has resumed training with trainer Edmond Tarverdyan.
Rousey previously expressed interest in fighting her rival Cris “Cyborg” Justino upon her return, but White has said Rousey will get a chance at her former title upon her return to the octagon.