UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Ronda Rousey will get her rematch with the new bantamweight champion Holly Holm. If you remember – which you do – the first fight saw Holm knock out Rousey in spectacularly devastating fashion.
Here’s what White said about a second bout: “I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license. Yeah, that fight’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but that’s the fight that will happen.”
“Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch. Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.”
Rousey took such a beating in that first fight that she’s on an enforced ban for six months for medical reasons. Early indication look like the rematch will take place at UFC 200 on July 9th of next year.