Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has officially announced that Ronda Rousey is to make her comeback in the main event at UFC 207 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Ronda herself tweeted to confirm the news. She will come up against reigning champion Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title on December 30, 2016.
This will be Rousey’s first bout since her shock defeat to Brit ace Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015. The 29-year-old American professional MMA and Judoka was actually the first female fighter to sign with UFC back in November 2012. Thus, her return to the ring is music to UFC fans worldwide. She was practically the face of UFC at one point. The media and other UFC professionals have already questioned her credentials and that she needs to prove herself. UFC chief Dana White has reiterated that at the end of the day Ronda Rousey is Ronda Rousey.
Ronda is very passionate about mixed martial art, she developed a liking towards fighting when she was a pro-Judoka. Rousey had bagged the Silver medal at 2007 Judo World Championship. She had also clinched the Bronze medal at 2008 Beijing Olympics. Ronda Rousey’s professional MMA record stands at 12 wins and a single defeat in 13 bouts. She was also undefeated in her 3 amateur bouts.
Ronda Rousey is expert at close-combat and a master at finishing her opponents either by knockout or submission. No bout in which she has participated in has ever lasted to be decided by the judges. Ronda is simply that good. But, Holm managed to oust Rousey by knockout to claim the title which proves that nothing is impossible at UFC. Fighting is in her blood but she admitted to having suicidal thoughts moments after Holly beat her. Elsewhere, She had made public appearances at ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘The Ellen DeGenres show’ during her recovery.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) October 12, 2016
Ronda Rousey is a fighter, she is a champion and a legend! Always remember form is temporary while class is permanent.