UFC president Dana White assured Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm will rematch in 2016.
A date is to be determined, and Rousey is currently serving a 60-day suspension levied following her loss to Holm last month in Australia.
“We’d lose our promoters license if we didn’t make that rematch. … We will figure it out,” White said in a TV appearance at ESPN Studios on Thursday.
Rousey was unbeaten before Holm used a few well-placed punches and a final roundhouse kick to score a second-round knockout in one of the sport’s biggest upsets. White said he and hundreds of thousands of people were stunned by Rousey’s loss.
Some, most notably MMA champion Jose Aldo, predicted that Rousey would avoid a return to the octagon and instead pursue her fledgling career in movies.
Rousey’s return is dependent on whether she passes a CT scan.