UFC president Dana White said in an interview with Brazilian news outlet Globo that there is a “great chance” that Rousey will face Nunes and it could be sooner than what has recently been speculated.
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Rousey hasn’t fought since losing the belt to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015. Since Rousey lost the title, no one has successfully defended it. Holm was defeated by Miesha Tate in her first title defense, and Tate was subsequently dethroned by Nunes at UFC 200.
If a bout between Rousey and Nunes materializes, it will be Nunes’ first title defense.