Ronda Rousey will try to defeat Holly Holm in her second attempt
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UFC President Dana White has set July 9, 2016, at UFC 200 as the date of a highly anticipated rematch between bantamweight fighters Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm.

While Holm’s manager, Lenny Fresquez, told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week that he doubted Rousey would be ready after the “severe beating” she took in her loss to Holm, White insisted Rousey would be ready, telling the Times sarcastically, “We’re real concerned with [Fresquez’s] opinion.”

Fresquez said that Holm had interest in fighting Miesha Tate instead of Rousey; Tate has a 17-5 record and was expected to fight Rousey early next year.

White told ESPN he and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta should “probably lose our promoter’s license” if the company didn’t book a rematch after Holm (10-0) handed Rousey (12-1) her first loss last month at UFC 193.

Rousey, White said, “deserves a rematch. Holly agrees she deserves a rematch. We’ll figure it out.”