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MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Former champion Ronda Rousey took the stage today at the weigh-ins, making her first official UFC appearance since her loss to Holly Holm last year.

Sporting a new haircut (and a killer jacket), she looked confident and ready for her return to MMA at in December.

Rousey took part in an intense face-off with her future opponent, Women's Bantamweight Champion . Nunes won the belt with a dominating first round knockout of Miesha Tate at UFC 200 in July.

A woman of few words today, Rousey then immediately left the stage, apparently surprising even Dana White.

She was all smiles on her way out though, waving to cheering fans as she exited the arena.

"[I've been] training for this gal for my whole career," Amanda Nunes told Joe Rogan at the weigh-ins. "Now I have the chance to defend my belt against her. It's going to be amazing."

Ronda Rousey has not competed since her defeat at the hands (and kicks) of Holly Holm at UFC 193. It was Rousey's first and only defeat in professional mixed martial arts. Since then, she's made a few media appearances, including hosting Saturday Night Live.

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Meanwhile back in the MMA world, Holm lost the belt in her first title defense against Miesha Tate, succumbing to a fifth round choke. Tate was then defeated by current champion Amanda Nunes.

Rousey's return was officially announced earlier this month. This will mark Nunes's first ever title defense.

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey will take place on December 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Fight Card

  • Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt
  • Fabrício Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez
  • Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia
  • Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
  • Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira
  • Tarec Saffiedine vs. TBA
  • Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Marvin Vettori
  • T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker


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