UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been in the spotlight of the MMA world since claiming her first title in Strikeforce.
She previously main evented the first-ever female fight inside the Octagon, and was set to be the headliner act for the year-ending card in December.
However, UFC officials have now placed UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman and Anderson Silva in that role, and Rousey is quite content with her spot in the co-main event vs. Miesha Tate.
“I’m super stoked about being on the same card as Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman,” said Rousey, during a recent interview with MMAjunkie.com. “It’ll alleviate some of the promotional stress and pressure because there’ll be more of us working to promote this big card.”
Rousey and Tate recently completed filming for The Ultimate Fighter. The show airs in September on FOX Sports 1 and features the two coaching both male and female fighters.
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva II goes down December 28 from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Earlier this month, Weidman stunned Silva to become the UFC champion.