Ronda Rousey's scheduled UFC bantamweight title defense against former boxing champion Holly Holm has been moved from January 2's UFC 195 event up to November 14's UFC 193 event in Melbourne, Australia, according to UFC's Dana White, who announced the date change on ESPN SportsCenter.
Rousey (12-0, 3 KO/TKO, 9 SUB) vs Holm (9-0, 6 KO/TKO) is a pretty highly-anticipated fight, as Rousey has become one of the most visible sports figures out there today thanks to her dominance, and Holm is perceived as a potentially different threat to Rousey.
Holm, who went 33-2-3 (9 KO) in her boxing career from 2002-13, is relatively inexperienced in mixed martial arts, but is 2-0 in UFC, beating Raquel Pennington and Marlon Reneau, both by decision. Though she's an accomplished boxer and has some powerful kicks, it's worth questioning whether or not she's really qualified to face Rousey, who is at least paying lip service to this being the hardest fight of her career thus far.
Then again, considering Rousey is beating top contenders in 14 to 66 seconds in her last four fights, what's the difference on qualification? At this point, it would appear only a miracle is going to beat Rousey, so why not Holly Holm?