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Ronda Rousey vs. Julianna Pena opening odds, return betting lines set for UFC 300

UFC 207: Nunes v Rousey Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

UFC President Dana White insists former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will stay retired, despite this invitation to return for the UFC 300 pay-per-view (PPV) event in early 2024. That hasn’t stopped the MMA rumor mill from cranking out a new batch of comeback reports.

“She just had a match at SummerSlam and is looking to wind down her time and commitments with WWE,” an unnamed “confidant” told Daily Mail. “She is now focusing on potentially making a run to have one last fight in the UFC and compete at UFC 300 when that presents itself sometime next year.”

The oddsmakers at have former 135-pound titleholder Julianna Pena leading the pack of potential UFC opponents, presumable for all the trash that was talked by the 34 year-old “Venezuelan Vixen” over the last several years.

Odds On Ronda Rousey’s Next Opponent:

Julianna Pena: 5/4 (+125)
Raquel Pennington: 3/1 (+300)
Macy Chiasson: 4/1 (+400)
Holly Holm: 5/1 (+500)
Norma Dumont: 6/1 (+600)
Chelsea Chandler: 8/1 (+800)
Irene Aldana: 10/1 (+1000)

The bantamweight division is currently without a champion.

Rousey, 36, ditched UFC after consecutive knockout losses to Holly Holm (UFC 193) and Amanda Nunes (UFC 207). “Lioness” would have a brief rivalry with Pena in 2021 and 2022, before retiring as double champion back in June.

It’s worth noting that Rousey’s longtime nemesis, Miesha Tate, did not make the list.

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