Holly Holm, Ronda Rousey Rematch Will Happen Says UFC Head


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According to the president of the UFC, a rematch between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm is most certainly going to happen.

"I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and (UFC CEO) Lorenzo (Fertitta) should probably lose our promoters' license ... Yeah, that fight's going to happen. I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen," UFC president Dana White said on ESPN radio's Mike and Mike.

Last month, Holly Holm shocked the fighting world when she handed Ronda Rousey her first loss in stunning fashion – a brutal knockout via kick to the face,

Shortly after the loss, Rousey took to Instagram to announce that she'd be taking some time, but she'd be back.

“I just wanted to thank everyone for the love and support. I appreciate the concerns about my health, but I’m fine. As I had mentioned before, I’m going to take a little bit of time, but I’ll be back,” Rousey wrote.

Rousey hasn't publicly commented on a rematch.

As for Holm, she's already said that she's up for a rematch.

"Oh, I welcome it. I've been on the other end of losing a bout before, getting knocked out and having to come back – I did avenge my loss. And I know that she'll be wanting to do the same, so I'll have to train twice as hard. You know, she'll be coming back. She's a competitive person, and we all know that. She'll be coming back hard," she said.

Best feeling in the world. Still trying to process and take it all in. There aren't enough words to express what I am feeling. Thank you @ufc for the opportunity and most of all thank you to my team for believing in me. All the hours in the gym and all the years of dedication to help me get to this moment. This is a priceless moment and I could not have done this on my own. @mmacoachwink its been 17 years and one hell of a ride. Let's see where it goes from here! Greg Jackson and @izzystylewrestling ... My transition to mma would not be possible without you. All of the coaching and teammates @jacksonwink_mma ...... You are my family and love you all so much! I only hope to make you proud and be a good champion. And to all of my fans..... I would not be able to live the dream without you. Much love to you all!! Big hugs to everyone! #ANDNEW ?

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