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Dana White tells ESPN that Ronda Rousey will immediately rematch Holly Holm

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UFC president Dana White confirmed to ESPN's Mike & Mike radio show that Holly Holm's first defense of her women's bantamweight title will be an immediate rematch vs. Ronda Rousey.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, all signs point to Ronda Rousey getting an immediate rematch vs. Holly Holm, who knocked her out with a head kick in the UFC 193 main event in Melbourne, Australia. The huge upset marked the end of Rousey's undefeated record and status as a virtually unbeatable fighter, while at the same time cementing Holm's status as one of the greatest women to ever compete in combat sports.

In an interview with ESPN's Mike & Mike radio program on Thursday, UFC president Dana White discussed if Holm vs. Rousey 2 would be next, and he says that it is indeed the direction they're headed in.

"I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters' license," White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. "Yeah, that fight's going to happen. I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen."

As for White's reasoning behind the insta-rematch, he cites Rousey's past accomplishments in the sport, as well as the fact that Holm herself has gone on record as saying Rousey does deserve a rematch.

"Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch," he said. "Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we'll figure it out."

There's no timetable on when the rematch will happen.

(Transcription via MMA Fighting, video via Zombie Prophet)