Ronda Rousey And Holly Holm Rematch Confirmed By Dana White

04/12/2015 2:05 PM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
NEW! HIGHLIGHT AND SHARE
Highlight text to share via Facebook and Twitter
Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Ronda Rousey faces Holly Holm in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White has confirmed Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm will fight again, after Holm knocked out the previously-unbeaten Rousey with a left kick last month in Melbourne.

The result sent shockwaves through the mixed martial arts, with fan favourite Rousey widely expected to defend her title with ease.

“Yeah, that fight’s going to happen. I don’t know when, but that’s the fight that’s going to happen,” White told ESPN.

“Ronda Rousey had 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.

Rousey previously had an average match time of two minutes and 59 seconds, and had spent only 1077 seconds in the Octagon in total to notch up six wins.

The win gave Holm, a former professional boxer, the female bantamweight title.

“If we didn’t make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO and co-owner] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters’ licence,” White told ESPN.

More On This Topic

Advertisement
Advertisement