Ronda Rousey Return Against Amanda Nunes Likely Late This Year

September 20, 2016

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is expected to be back in action before the end of the year, likely taking on champion Amanda Nunes.

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.

Ronda Rousey and Amanda Nunes“There is a great chance of a Ronda fight with Amanda Nunes and I am very confident that the Ronda will probably fight before the end of the year,” said White.

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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.

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