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Ronda Rousey vs. Miesha Tate rematch stays put, will serve as UFC 168 co-main event on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas

Rather than shifting to a 2014 fight card and losing their TUF 18 momentum, Ronda Rousey will rematch Miesha Tate in the co-main event at UFC 168 on Dec. 28 in Las Vegas, now that Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman have taken over as headliners.

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No surprises here.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Women's Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey will have to play second fiddle later this year, as her rematch against Miesha Tate has been bumped from the headlining spot of UFC 168, which now plays host to the Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman mega-rematch on Dec. 28, 2013 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

See UFC President Dana White's official announcement here.

The good news is, fans will get one of the most stacked mixed martial arts (MMA) cards of the entire year, as two major championship title fights -- and much ballyhooed rematches -- take place in one night. And in fairness to "Rowdy," there may not be a fighter in the game today who doesn't step aside to make room for "The Spider."

Seniority FTW!

But before they can step inside the Octagon for the promotion's annual year-end show, Rousey and Tate will have to finish up their coaching duties on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 18, which is expected to air on Wednesday nights beginning September 4, 2013 on FOX Sports 1.

See their first staredown pic here.

There's been a lot of hype heading into their rematch. After the recently-unwrapped "Cupcake" coughed up her title to Rousey under the Strikeforce banner, Cat Zingano sent her to the back of the line earlier this year, only to lose that spot when her knee gave way and sent her under the knife.

And with the way injuries have been ravaging recent fight cards, let's hope these lovely ladies can keep themselves in one piece over the next five months.

Fingers crossed.

For more news and notes on UFC 168: "Weidman vs. Silva 2," and there are aplenty, visit our complete event archive here.