After a 13 month absence from competition, former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey will take on current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. UFC President Dana White, who made the initial announcement of Rousey’s return, says he doesn’t know what will happen if Rousey loses again.
“I think if Ronda wins, we will see her again,” White said on ESPN. “If she loses, I don’t know. She’s very competitive, so if she loses I’ll have to see how this thing plays out, but her legacy? I mean, she held the title, she was the most dominant female ever. And if you look at since she lost, every time there’s been a fight the belt has been handed over. So, on Friday night she has the opportunity to come back, get her belt back and cement her legacy.”
Rousey has been virtually non-existent in the public eye since she was knocked out by Holly Holm at UFC 193, it was the first and at this point, only loss in her professional MMA career. Rousey was the first ever UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and she did defend the gold a grand total of six times before losing it last year.
As for Nunes, she will be making the first defense of her championship, which she won by defeating Miesha tate at UFC 200.
UFC 207 will be taking place on Friday, December 30 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey headlining.