Rousey vs Holm moved to UFC 193 in November
MANILA, Philippines – The women’s bantamweight championship clash between current titleholder Ronda Rousey and former boxer Holly Holm has been moved to the UFC 193 pay-per-view event on November 15 (November 14 in US) at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia
UFC president Dana White broke the news on ESPN's SportsCenter on Saturday, August 29 (PH Time) as the Rousey-Holm duel will now serve as the aforementioned fight card’s top bill, with an attempt to break the all-time attendance record for a mixed martial arts (MMA) event.
Rousey vs Holm is main event at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. We'll break all-time attendance record for an MMA event. pic.twitter.com/i6p6hlQ2Ki— Dana White (@danawhite) August 29, 2015
UFC 193 was originally penciled to be headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit, which has been scratched from the card and will be rescheduled for a later date.
Meanwhile, the three-round heavyweight scrap between Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will keep its co-headliner status.
The title tilt between Rousey and Holm was initially slated in the main event of UFC 195 on January 3, 2016 (January 2 in US) at the 16,800-seater MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Universally recognized as the top MMA female fighter in the world today, Rousey (12-0) is coming off a 34-second knockout of Bethe Correia at this month’s UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
On the other hand, Holm (9-0) had two successful Octagons outings this year, edging Raquel Pennington via split decision this past February before outpointing Marion Reneau by unanimous decision 5 months later. – Rappler.com