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MMA: Rousey to return to UFC in December

/ 06:58 AM October 13, 2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.   Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. UFC president Dana White said Rousey, who lost her crown to Holly Holm in 2015, would return to the ring in December to challenge bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes of Brazil. AFP FILE

LOS ANGELES, United States — Mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey is poised to return to the Octagon on December 30, taking on UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.

Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White said Wednesday the bout would headline the UFC 207 card in Las Vegas.

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The 29-year-old Rousey, a former Olympic judo bronze medalist, held the UFC 135-pound crown for three years, from November of 2012 to November of 2015 — when she was brutally knocked out by Holly Holm in Melbourne in one of the biggest shocks in the history of UFC.

Holm lost the title in her first attempted defense against Meisha Tate.

Brazil’s Nunes won the title with a first-round submission victory over Tate in July. CBB

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