Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is currently in talks about her comeback fight, which is likely to come against reigning champion Amanda Nunes.
Rousey has not stepped foot in the Octagon since she suffered her first-ever defeat and lost her title to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November last year.
After a lengthy period away from the UFC, during which she fulfilled her movie commitments and underwent minor surgeries, the former champ is on the verge of making her long-awaited return.
According to sources that spoke to FOX Sports, Rousey has been given the opportunity to fight Nunes for the women’s bantamweight title at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on December 30.
Nothing has been finalised as of yet, but negotiations about the potential bout are ongoing.
Nunes appears to be on board with the idea of fighting Rousey as she has not fought since beating Miesha Tate via submission and winning the title at UFC 200 in July.
The Brazilian recently took to Instagram to say that something major would be announced in the near future.
There has been a lot of speculation about whether Rousey would return this year or in early 2017, but last week, UFC president Dana White admitted that the 29-year-old could be back in action at the end of 2016.
“Yes, there’s a big chance that Ronda Rousey will fight Amanda Nunes and I’m very confident that Ronda will probably fight before the end of the year,” White had told Globo.