Ronda Rousey To Return To Spotlight Again, Will Host SNL

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Ronda Rousey To Return To Spotlight Again, Will Host SNL

Ever since her UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm in November last year, Ronda Rousey has been keeping a very low profile. The former woman’s bantamweight champion who had to undergo a surgery following the fight, has been taking time off to heal herself and recently revealed that it would take her almost six months to finally eat an apple.

Public appearances or no, Rousey’s star shows no signs of fading as she is set to host Saturday Night Live later this month.

Rousey who recently won the WWE Slammy Award will appear alongside singer Selena Gomez on January 23. FOX Sports reports via NBC that the former UFC champ will host its flagship sketch comedy show.

Rousey who is the first female fighter to be signed by UFC, will also be the first ever MMA fighter to host SNL.

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Considered a pioneer in mixed martial arts by her fellow competitors, Rousey made six successful defences of her bantamweight title before her defeat by Holm in Melbourne on November 15.

Rousey has acted in several big Hollywood movies in recent years, including The Expendables 3, Furious 7 and the film spin-off of TV show Entourage. She is also set to star in a remake of Road House.

Before her last title fights, Rousey has also appeared in several late night shows as a guest including Tonight Show hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

Fans have been dying to see her back in the Octagon but it looks like they will have to wait till July. UFC co-owner, Lorezo Fertitta recently announced that Rousey will step into Octagon for a rematch with Holm after completing the filming of her two movie projects. Fertitta though hinted that the rematch is set for UFC 200 at MGM properties newly built arena in Las Vegas.

However, Holly Holm is desperate for a rematch and she is getting frustrated at having to wait in the sidelines for a rematch with Rousey. Though nothing has been set in stone, Holm is highly considering the option of fighting with Meisha Tate among her possible opponents for her next fight.