WATCH: This promo for UFC 207 will get you revved up for Ronda Rousey's title fight against Amanda Nunes

Ronda Rousey's makes her long awaited return to the Octagon

BY Sinéad Farrell 16:31 Tuesday 22 November 2016, 16:31 22 Nov 2016

Image: Isaac Brekken AP/Press Association Image

After spending a year in the MMA wilderness, Ronda Rousey is back and her gaze is fixed on the belt she once possessed.

Ronda Rousey was once the undisputed champion of the women’s UFC bantamweight division. But one night in Melbourne last year, Holly Holm derailed the 29-year-old and arrested the belt.

Rousey then elected to take some time out from the sport. Meanwhile, the bantamweight belt changed hands twice more with Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes both winning title fights.

Speaking to TV host Ellen DeGeneres recently, Rousey confessed that her MMA career is approaching the end and it’s clear that reclaiming her belt is a goal she wants to complete before that time comes.

December 30th in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, is likely to be her last chance to do that. Nunes is a ferocious opponent with devastating boxing skills and a win against this Brazilian fighter would be a satisfying way for Rousey to bow out.

In this UFC 207 promotion video, Rousey says:

"Fighting is the most important thing in the world so I have to keep going. I was doing what I'm the best in the world at and I need to do it again." 

Whether or not she will get the fairytale ending she has in mind, remains to be seen.

News

Leipzig go top in Germany

09:42 Saturday 19 November 2016 1 Minute Read
News

NFL Recap: Dallas Cowboys continue long unbeaten run

07:37 Monday 21 November 2016 1 Minute Read
News

Fútbol Focus: The redemption of Iago Aspas

10:13 Wednesday 16 November 2016 0 Minute Read
News

Keith Andrews feels Glenn Whelan often gets singled out "ridiculously" by critics

16:48 Thursday 17 November 2016 3 Minute Read
Off The Ball

Newsletter

The very best bits of Off The Ball delivered every week