Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm Moved To UFC 193 After Robbie Lawler Breaks Thumb

Written by Tim Ngo
August 28th, 2015

UFC Ronda Rousey

Anytime, any where, any place. And that’s why UFC president Dana White loves him some Ronda Rousey (pictured).

On Friday night’s edition of ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” White phoned in to announce Rousey will now defend her throne against Holly Holm on November 14 instead of January 2 after welterweight champion Robbie Lawler suffered a thumb injury that forced him out of UFC 193.

UFC 193 goes down inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, which holds 56,000 fans at capacity. Given Rousey’s star power, it was an easy choice to pick the “Rowdy” one as Lawler’s replacement.

“Ronda Rousey will fight Holly Holm November 14,” White stated. “She is the main event at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia and she will break the all-time attendance record for the sport of mixed martial arts. Obviously, Ronda Rousey was huge for us down in Brazil. She was well received there, it was just a phenomenal event. It did very well on pay-per-view here in the United States and she’s obviously a huge star for us.”

Lawler was slated to defend his throne against former interim champ Carlos Condit. No word on what the UFC now intends to do with Condit.

UFC 195 takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk was slated to co-headline the gig against Claudia Gadelha.

It is unknown if the 115-pounders will now get top billing or if the UFC will look to give someone else the main marquee.

Here is UFC 193’s updated lineup:

Anthony Perosh vs. Gian Villante

Steve Kennedy vs. Richard Walsh

Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta

Ricardo Abreu vs. Daniel Kelly

Akbarh Arreola vs. Jake Matthews

Stefan Struve vs. Jared Rosholt

Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker

Mark Hunt vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva

Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey (UFC bantamweight champion)

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