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UFC'S Ronda Rousey to fight Alexis Davis in July

Ronda Rousey looks around after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women´s bantamweight title bout in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP)
Ronda Rousey looks around after defeating Sara McMann in a UFC 170 mixed martial arts women's bantamweight title bout in Las Vegas. (Isaac Brekken/AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return to the octagon against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5.

UFC President Dana White announced the matchup in a post on his Twitter account Friday night.

Rousey (9-0) is arguably the UFC's biggest star, and she is the only 135-pound women's champion in the mixed martial arts promotion's history.

She defended her title last December and again at UFC 170 in late February before taking a break to resume her acting career. 

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White had discussed matching Rousey against former MMA star Gina Carano next if she made a comeback with the UFC. 

Davis (16-5) is unbeaten in three fights since joining the UFC last year. The 29-year-old jiu-jitsu black belt beat Jessica Eye by split decision at UFC 170 in February.

Associated Press
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