UFC orders Holly Holm to wait for July rematch with Ronda Rousey

  • ‘It’s Rousey,’ Dana White tells Los Angeles Times of Holm’s next fight
  • Holm’s manager says new champ would rather fight sooner than July
  • Holm-Rousey II slated for UFC 200 main event on 9 July in Las Vegas

Holly Holm’s first defense of the UFC women’s bantamweight title will be a summer rematch with Ronda Rousey despite Holm’s wishes to fight sooner.

“It’s Rousey,” Dana White, president of the world’s largest mixed martial arts promotion, told the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, confirming the immediate rematch has been slated for 9 July at the new 20,000-seat arena currently under construction on the Las Vegas strip and due to open early next year.

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