Ronda Rousey has revealed her next victim, and it’s not Miesha Tate.
The reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion will fight Holly Holm at UFC 195 in Las Vegas on Jan. 2, Rousey announced Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“She?s definitely my biggest challenge to date, so I?m super excited about it,” Rousey said, via MMAJunkie.com.
Holm will challenge Rousey for the bantamweight crown, which “Rowdy” defended for the sixth time earlier this month by dispatching Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds at UFC 190.
There were rumors that a Rousey-Tate rematch would be coming in the near future, but UFC president Dana White recently announced that fight won’t be on the UFC 194 card, which is headlined by Conor McGregor’s showdown with Jose Aldo.
As for Holm, she’ll have her work cut out for her against a fighter who’s a perfect 12-0-0 in her MMA career and has won 11 of those fights in the first round — the only exception being Tate.
Yet Holm is no slouch herself. She compiled a 33-2-3 record over more than a decade as a professional boxer and is unbeaten through nine fights since switching to MMA in 2011.