RONDA Rousey will get the chance to reclaim her mixed martial arts title that she lost in a stunning upset against Holly Holm in UFC 193.
This was guaranteed by no other than Dana White, president of Ultimate Fighting Championship, in an appearance on ESPN on Thursday (Friday, Manila time).
"Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated; she's taken the sport to another level and beaten the best women in the world in 14 seconds, 30 seconds. She deserves a rematch. Holly agrees she deserves a rematch. We'll figure it out," White said.
Holm defeated Rousey via knockout in last month's UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, in what would probably be considered as one of the sport’s most remembered upsets.
Rousey, a fan favorite and media darling, lost to underdog Holm, a former multi-title boxing champion. Holm has been vocal that Rousey should be given the chance for a rematch.
White said the fight would eventually happen but did not yet give a date or location.
As for the schedule of the much anticipated out, Rousey is currently under a six-month medical suspension to allow her to recover from the head injury she sustained against Holm. She has not yet talked about when she would return to the Octagon. Rousey is also slated to appear in a number of movies.
Regardless of the difficulties in putting the fight together, the UFC head said he will make sure there will be a Holm-Rousey II.
"That's the fight that's going to happen. That's the fight," assured White.