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Rhonda Rousey Next Fight, Rematch with Holly Holm Update; UFC Fight Schedule and Rumors

( [email protected] ) Jan 19, 2016 02:13 PM EST
There are many sporting events that are set to take place in 2016, such as the Super Bowl in San Francisco.  Another one is Rhonda Rousey vs. Holly Holm.  There were a lot of fans who truly wanted to see Rousey win that fight, and while Holly Holm beat the odds, many fans of Rousey want her to have a rematch.  This is also what Rousey wants, but it isn't quite easy to set up.  This is what is known about Rhonda Rousey's Next Fight, her rematch with Holly Holm update as well as a UFC Fight Schedule and Rumors for 2016.
Rhonda Rousey and Holly Holm: When will they fight again? Fox Sports

There are many sporting events that are set to take place in 2016, such as the Super Bowl in San Francisco.  Another one is Rhonda Rousey vs. Holly Holm.  There were a lot of fans who truly wanted to see Rousey win that fight, and while Holly Holm beat the odds, many fans of Rousey want her to have a rematch.  This is also what Rousey wants, but it isn't quite easy to set up.  This is what is known about Rhonda Rousey's Next Fight, her rematch with Holly Holm update as well as a UFC Fight Schedule and Rumors for 2016. 

According to MMA Junkie, this epic fight between Rousey and Holm is not planned to take place at UFC 200 in July, but Rousey wants her championship rematch with women's bantamweight titleholder Holly Holm to take place before the year is out.

Rousey, who is rated 6-1 at UFC and 12-1 at MMA, has made only brief public appearances since she lost the UFC belt to Holm (3-0 UFC, 10-0 MMA) at UFC 193 last November.  Many thought the loss to Holm put a black mark on Rousey's career, but she is actually quite busy.  This might be the reason for the delay for an immediate rematch.  She is slated to host Saturday Night Live, and is planning on doing a movie with Tina Fey. 

As for Holm, she is booked for the UFC 197 showdown with Miesha Tate (4-2 UFC, 17-5 MMA), and this will be her first attempted title defense.  If Holm wins the UFC 197 event, it could set up another fight with Rousey.  However, a title win for Tate at UFC 197 could change plans for every party involved. 

Rousey has stated the importance of this fight to her:  "It's a decision we're all going to make together, but I'm kind of waiting to hear from them [UFC executives] what options they're going to give me.  Of course [I want a rematch].  That's what I want to do."

As for the rest of the MMA fight schedule, there are quite a lot of rumors and events happening in the first part of the year.  According to MMA Weekly, here is a list of UFC and MMA events for 2016, with dates subject to change:

January 30:  UFC on FOX 18 (Newark, New Jersey).

February 6:  UFC 196: Werdum vs. Velasquez 2 (Las Vegas, Nevada).

February 21:  UFC Fight Night 82 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). 

February 27:   UFC Fight Night 83 (London). 

March 5:  UFC 197 (Las Vegas, Nevada). 

March 20:  UFC Fight Night 84 (Brisbane). 

April 10:  UFC Fight Night 85 (Croatia). 

May 8:  UFC Fight Night 86 (Rotterdam). 

July 2: UFC 200 (Las Vegas, Nevada).