UFC announce details of Ronda Rousey's return to action

Ronda Rousey's return confirmed
Ronda Rousey's return confirmed

After over a year out of action, Ronda Rousey will be back in the octagon on December 30 against Amanda Nunes.

The return, at UFC 207 in Las Vegas, had been rumoured all week and the promotion confirmed it on Twitter this evening.

Rousey's last fight was a shocking loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193 in November 2015.

That first ever defeat hit the former bantamweight champion hard and she admitted she even contemplated suicide.

 "Honestly, my thought, I was like, in the medical room and I was down in the corner," she said earlier this year.

"I was sitting in the corner [thinking] like, 'What am I anymore if I'm not this?' And I was literally sitting there and thinking about killing myself and that exact second, I'm [thinking] 'I'm nothing ... what do I do anymore and no one gives a s**t about me anymore without this.' "

Nunes, the current bantamweight champion, had called for a bout against Rousey.

"If they ask me who I want to fight, I’m going to say I want to fight Ronda. I’m not running from anyone, I’m the champion and I can choose who I’m going to fight,” Nunes said.

“I will choose what’s best for me and Ronda would be ‘the’ main fight, that’s why it has to be against her, it has to be with Ronda.”

Looks like she got her wish.

Nunes defeated Miesha Tata in stunning fashion at UFC 200 and is on a four-fight winning streak.