Ronda Rousey Set To Defend Title Against Alexis Davis At UFC 175

UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey will make the next defense of her title on July 5th at UFC 175: “Weidman vs Machida” in Las Vegas, Nevada. The unbeaten judoka faces Canadian jiu-jitsu ace Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis in what will likely serve as the co-main event.

UFC President Dana White announced the title fight on Friday night, which ended weeks of speculation regarding a potential matchup between Rousey and former Strikeforce title challenger Gina “Conviction” Carano. Rousey and top contender Davis each picked up victories at UFC 170 in February.

Rousey (9-0-0) made history this past year by becoming the first woman to ever win a fight inside the Octagon and she has since gone on to become one of the UFC’s biggest stars. In December, following a stint coaching on The Ultimate Fighter 18, Rousey submitted bitter rival Miesha “Cupcake” Tate for a second time to retain her title. The bout marked the first time that Rousey had ever been taken out of the first round in her MMA career. She made a quick return to the cage and stopped fellow Olympic medallist Sara McMann with a knee to the body in just 66 seconds at UFC 170.