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UFC rumors: Ronda Rousey set to return?

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There may be a familiar face set to return to the Octagon very soon.

Fox Sports is reporting that Ronda Rousey’s return to the UFC may be happening sooner than expected. Ronda has not been seen in a UFC octagon since her loss to Holly Holms earlier this year. She Holmes beat Rousey; the title has switched hands several times, and Amanda Nunes is the current bantamweight champion. It should be interesting to note who Ronda may be fighting.

According to the report, Ronda is currently in negotiations for her return match into the octagon to be more than likely against Amanda Nunes for her title. It is being rumored that they are talking about her return to happen at UFC 207 which is happening on December 30 in Las Vegas, but nothing is set in stone.

I think it will help that UFC event greatly if they make that the main event. As of this writing, this fight is being offered, no agreements have been talked about yet. What makes this more and more likely to happen is that Nunes is 100% on board with the fight. Also, the timing of it makes sense; it will be the first time she will be defending the title since she shockingly made Miesha Tate submit at UFC 200 back in July.

A few days ago, Nunes tweeted out a tease that she had big news on the horizon. A matchup with the face of women UFC fighting, Ronda Rousey would be the possible the best way for Nunes to fight against as she defends her title. There are still in the early stages of getting this fight together as they are still negotiating. If this does go through, then this would be one of the biggest fights in the UFC in 2016.

The last we saw Ronda Rousey in the Octagon was at UFC 193 back in November of 2015 when she lost Holly Holms, which sent shockwaves through the UFC world. It was her first loss in over three years. We will keep you up to date on the latest regarding the potential return of Ronda Rousey to the UFC.

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