UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter that UFC womens title fight between Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm rescheduled for UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia.
Rousey vs Holm is main event at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. We'll break all-time attendance record for an MMA event. pic.twitter.com/i6p6hlQ2Ki
— Dana White (@danawhite) August 29, 2015
UFC 193 will be held on November 15, 2015 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia. The event will be the first that the promotion has held in Melbourne. It will also be the third stadium venue to host a UFC event after UFC 129 and UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson, which took place at the Rogers Centre in Canada and Tele2 Arena in Sweden, respectively.
According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN, the title fight originaly headlining the stadium show in Melbourne is now off.
Lawler/Condit is off UFC 193. Lawler suffered a thumb injury.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 29, 2015
Rousey (12-0) is coming off a 34-second knockout victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, following wins over Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano in 14 and 16 seconds respectively.
Holm, 33, is undefeated since crossing over to mixed martial arts after a successful career as a boxer, where she posted a 33-2-3 record and held the IBA and WBF world titles. Holm has defeated Raquel Pennington and Marlon Reneau via split decision and unanimous decision respectively since joining the ZUFFA ranks.
With this huge fight swap, UFC 193 now looks like this.
Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm
Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva
Michael Bisping vs. Robert Whittaker
Jake Matthews vs. Akbarh Arreola
Kyle Noke vs. Peter Sobotta
Gian Villante vs. Anthony Perosh
Daniel Kelly vs. Ricardo Abreu
Richard Walsh vs. Steve Kennedy
Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario
Stefan Struve vs. Jared Rosholt