Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Rematch Confirmed By Dana White
We all wanted to see a Holly Holm – Ronda Rousey rematch after Holm knocked Rousey out in the second round of the UFC 193 main event, and now it appears as though we’re going to get it.
During an interview on ESPN’s Mike & Mike this morning, UFC President Dana White confirmed that we can expect Ronda to get an immediate rematch for a shot to regain her UFC women’s bantamweight title.
Here’s what he had to say, via MMAFighting.com:
“I think that if we didn’t make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ license,” White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. “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,” he said. “Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we’ll figure it out.”
So there you have it. A rematch is happening. All that’s left is for the two women and Dana White to pick a date. Rousey was handed a 180-day medical suspension following her loss to Holm on November 15, so the earliest she’d be allowed back in the octagon is May 14, 2016.
With UFC 200 scheduled for July 9, 2016, and still in need of a main event, Rousey vs. Holm, Part 2, could be the perfect fit.