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UFC: Holly Holm will get another fight before Rousey rematch

January 7, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm will take another fight before her much-anticipated rematch with Ronda Rousey.

UFC President Dana White announced the plan Wednesday night on Fox Sports 1, the UFC’s corporate broadcast partner.

Holm (10-0) beat Rousey in November for one of the biggest upsets in recent sports history.

Holm also agreed to a recent contract extension with the UFC.

Holm was reluctant to wait until Rousey finished filming two movies this year before their presumed rematch, which was expected to be at UFC 200 in Las Vegas in July.

The UFC apparently hears Holm’s concerns, so White says the Albuquerque-based champion will get another fight in the interim, likely pushing back the date of her rematch with Rousey.

White didn’t announce a date or opponent for Holm, but former title contender Miesha Tate is the most logical choice.

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