Ronda Rousey is expected to make her much-anticipated return to the octagon during December’s UFC 207 pay-per-view, according to several reports.
Fox Sports has reported that Rousey’s camp is currently negotiating a match against reigning bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes during UFC 207 (scheduled for December 30) in Las Vegas.
The report added that Rousey has been offered the bout by UFC president Dana White but is yet to accept it.
Rousey hasn’t stepped into the octagon since UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, when Holly Holm marched in and took her bantamweight title with a furious knockout.
Holm handed Rousey her first career defeat.
Nunes, who captured the title by defeating Miesha Tate in July (UFC 200), is yet to defend the championship. The Fox Sports report claims that Nunes has welcomed the possibility of facing Rousey.
Nunes took to Instagram on Wednesday and simply said. “Fight news coming soon.”
Earlier this week, Dana White confirmed that the Rousey vs Nunes fight is in the works.
“Yes, there’s a big chance that Ronda Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes and I’m very confident that Ronda will probably fight before the end of the year,” said the UFC president.
Ronda Rousey ready for comeback
Meanwhile, Rousey’s longtime trainer told ESPN that star fighter is eyeing a December return.
“There have been talks about her coming back, but we haven’t made a final decision yet. There’s a chance she fights to get her belt back this year, but nothing is set yet.
“If we do make a comeback this year, we will. If not we will make it next year. We want to thank all our fans for being patient.
“When she does come back, we promise the best Ronda Rousey that anyone has ever seen,” said Edmond Tarverdyan.
Ronda Rousey would headline UFC 207 if things go according to plan. She remains the biggest box office attraction in the sport of MMA since Brock Lesnar and Conor McGregor.