We haven’t seen the last of Ronda Rousey! After she suffered a shockingly heartbreaking loss to Holly Holm on Nov. 14, the MMA fighter is already prepared to take her on again — and the UFC prez says it’s officially happening! Get the details below!
People around the world are still trying to wrap their heads around the epic UFC 193 upset on Nov. 14 where undefeated Ronda Rousey, 28, was taken down by Holly Holm, 34. But Ronda fans might not have to be sad about her loss for long, because UFC president Dana White revealed that a rematch between Ronda and Holly is definitely going to happen!
“There will absolutely be a rematch,” Dana told TMZ. “It’s the fight that makes sense.”
Although both Ronda and Holly were undefeated going into their fight, Ronda was the clear favorite. But Holly managed to take her out in just two rounds with a second round knockout, even busting open Ronda’s lip and landing her in the hospital! No one saw Holly’s victory coming — but everyone was definitely watching!
Ronda’s popularity and the high stakes of the battle made it the most-broadcast UFC fight in history thanks to a record number of bars showing the match in various countries, including the U.S., New Zealand, Canada, and Australia, where the fight was held. In fact, Dana said it “destroyed” the previous record, so obviously another match-up between these ladies is a no-brainer!
We’re also glad to hear that Dana expects a rematch because there were concerns that Ronda might retire after enduring such a surprising loss. As Ronda continues to receive medical care for her busted lip and process the tough defeat, she has yet to speak out about her post-loss plans. Considering how much the outcome of UFC 193 shocked the world, though, we’re thinking Ronda certainly wants her chance to prove herself against Holly!
While Ronda hasn’t said anything herself, a source did reveal to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY that Holly’s knockout shattered Ronda’s pride. But Ronda is one of the toughest girls in the business, so we would be shocked to hear that she’d quit before getting another shot at facing Holly. Whenever this rematch does happen, we’re sure Ronda will come back with a vengeance!
Are you glad to hear there will be a Ronda/Holly rematch, HollywoodLifers? Do you think Ronda will be able to come out victorious next time? Share your thoughts below!
— Taylor Weatherby