UFC President Dana White stopped by The Herd today to exclusively announce UFC megastar Ronda Rousey’s first fight since her stunning defeat at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November of last year.
He announced that Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in Las Vegas for the UFC bantamweight title.
“Ronda Rousey is back,” said White. “Ronda Rousey is going to be back. She will fight December 30 for the title. In Vegas, against Amanda Nunes for the title.”
Before losing to Holm, Rousey seemed unbeatable, and had become the sport’s biggest mainstream commercial star. Rousey’s loss to Holm shattered her perception of invincibility and sent her into relative seclusion for a number of months, with scant details regarding her whereabouts or condition.
By the time she enters the Octagon to face Nunes, it will have been over a year since her last fight. Nunes is no pushover for a return opponent. She secured the bantamweight belt with a first round submission of Miesha Tate at UFC 200.
When Colin asked White if he’s concerned with the possibility she could lose her return bought, he responded bluntly.
“People win and lose. It happens.”
Can Rousey return to her pre-loss form, or will she suffer another setback against Nunes in her highly anticipated return?
We’ll find out at 207 in Sin City on December 30.
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) October 12, 2016