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Dana White: Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm rematch imminent


Dana White is spending the day at ESPN in Bristol, CT and has made two announcements thus far.

The first is that he said a Holly Holm vs. Ronda Rousey rematch is imminent.

"I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and Lorenzo should probably lose our promoters' license," White said on the Mike & Mike show.  "Yeah, that fight's going too happen.  I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen."

White also said on Sports Center that the winner of the Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor fight on 12/12 would be sharing the upcoming video game cover with Rousey, saying that he believed it was the first time in major sports that a result of a match would determine who is on the cover of the new video game.

Holm knocked out Rousey in an historic upset in 59 seconds of the second round in the main event of UFC 193 from Melbourne, Australia on November 15th.  The show drew one of the three biggest buyrates in company history.  A properly-promoted rematch should beat that number, perhaps handily.

Bryan Alvarez, Dave Meltzer and Filthy Tom Lawlor's coverage of UFC 193 is available in the archives for subscribers.