The date for Ronda Rousey's next title fight has been moved up by nearly two months as company president, Dana White, took to ESPN's "Sports Center" on Friday to announce that "Rowdy" will headline UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 14, 2015.
Rousey vs Holm is main event at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. We'll break all-time attendance record for an MMA event. pic.twitter.com/i6p6hlQ2Ki— Dana White (@danawhite) August 29, 2015
Just last week, UFC announced that Rousey would fight Holly Holm at UFC 195 on Jan. 2, 2016, presumably in Las Vegas. The pay-per-view (PPV) card was also rumored to also involve a title fight between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha in the co-main event, putting the two popular female fighters in the spotlight on the same night.
However, the change of plans means it's unlikely Rousey and Jedrejczyk will share the same card, as Gadelha is recovering from an injury sustained in her last fight.
UFC 193 will now feature Rousey vs. Holm in the main event, pushing aside the title fight between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit following news that the Welterweight champion sustained a thumb injury. It's still unclear when Lawler vs. Condit will be re-booked.
Meanwhile, other prominent UFC 193 fights include the rematch of the epic Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva fight and Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker.
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