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Ronda Rousey's next fight could be on the same card as McGregor versus Aldo

It’s “probably going to be in Dallas… 5 December”.

UFC 189 Mixed Martial Arts UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Source: John Locher

ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP president Dana White wants Ronda Rousey to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight title on the same night as Conor McGregor’s long-awaited meeting with Jose Aldo.

Rousey enhanced her reputation as the most dominant athlete in mixed martial arts overnight. The undefeated star took just 34 seconds to defeat Bethe Correia by KO in the main event of UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro.

The win marked a sixth consecutive UFC title defence for Rousey — a bronze medallist in judo at the 2008 Olympic Games — and it was her third on the trot to last less than a minute.

Next up for Rousey is a clash with Miesha Tate — who she has already beaten twice — and the 28-year-old Californian wants the fight to take place on the same bill as McGregor versus Aldo.

“I would like to be on the Aldo-McGregor card if possible. That would be really cool,” Rousey told FOX Sports 1.

UFC Rousey Brazil UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Source: Jae C. Hong

A date has yet to be officially set for McGregor — the UFC’s interim featherweight champion — to take on the undisputed 145lbs title-holder Aldo, but Dana White is still hopeful of bringing the fight to AT&T Stadium, the 100,000-capacity home of NFL side Dallas Cowboys, on Saturday, 5 December.

Although Rousey and McGregor are the two biggest draws on the UFC roster at present, the UFC boss said he’s open to putting them on the same card together.

“I’d like to put her [Rousey] on that card,” White confirmed. “That card is probably going to be in Dallas, Texas stadium. December (5), I hope so. We’re working on it.”

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