After months of speculation and nearly a year of her being away from MMA after her first professional loss, Ronda Rousey will make her long-anticipated return to the UFC at UFC 207, Dana White announced Wednesday on The Herd with Colin Cowherd. As expected, Rousey will challenge Amanda Nunes for the Women’s Bantamweight Championship. That fight will take place on December 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Rousey hasn’t been in the Octagon since November 15 of last year, when she lost the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship to Holly Holm following a devastating head kick in the second round at UFC 193. Since that loss, the women’s bantamweight division has played hot potato with the title. Holm lost the belt in her first defense at UFC 196, and then new champion Miesha Tate dropped the title in her first defense at UFC 200, against Nunes.
Rousey will be 12-1 when she makes her return and is almost certainly looking to add several more wins to her record before she eventually calls it a career. Nunes is 13-4 and has only lost one match since coming to UFC in 2013. She is a fearsome competitor and after her lopsided win against Tate, it’s clear that she will be anything but a pushover.