It's been over a year since Holly Holm shocked the MMA world with her knockout victory over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. The loss was devastating for the undefeated women's bantamweight champ, and Rousey took a year-long break from the sport to recover physically and mentally.
Now, Rousey makes her long awaited return at UFC 207, taking on Amanda Nunes in a bid to recapture her bantamweight championship belt. UFC 207 is going down on December 30, and it looks like Rousey is already making a statement with her alleged current weight. According to Ariel Helwani, a “well-fed” ‘Rowdy’ Rousey is currently walking around at 140 pounds meaning the superstar will have to shed a measly five pounds to make weight for her fight.
The news will be reassuring for her legions of fans, with many pundits speculating whether or not Rousey would ever return to her former, dominant self. The news also backs up comments made by #DanaWhite on the Unfiltered podcast. The UFC president revealed that Ronda Rousey was already on weight for the fight.
She has taken this thing so seriously, guess what she weighs right now? 135 pounds. She weighs a 135 pounds, she’s doing everything she can do to keep weight on. She’s in sick shape.
Ronda Rousey knows she has to be in top shape as she takes on Amanda Nunes, who is in extremely impressive form. Winning the title inside the first round against #MieshaTate, the Brazilian has embarked upon a four fight win streak including victories over Valentina Shevchenko, Sara McMann and Shayna Baszler since her loss to Cat Zingano.