Ronda Rousey returns to the octagon after a 13-month hiatus to challenge bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for the title on Friday (30 December) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Where to watch live

The Main Card event starts at 12.30am GMT (Saturday in the UK). Live coverage is on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport app. Live streaming of the link is available on UFC's official website. The Amanda Nunes vs Ronda Rousey fight will start at 5am GMT (Saturday in the UK).


Ronda Rousey is making her much anticipated return to the octagon on 30 December when she will challenge Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title. The former longest reigning women's bantamweight champion is fighting for the first time in 13-months following her brutal knockout against Holly Holm, when she surrendered the title.

Amanda Nunes
Amanda Nunes will defend her bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey at UFC 207 on 30 December in Las Vegas Getty

The California-born fighter has changed her approach this time around and maintained a low profile ahead of the fight rather than promote and taunt her opponent like she did ahead of her fight against Holm. Rousey has made it clear that winning is her only objective and has focused her energy completely on getting herself in the best shape possible.

Nunes, on the other hand, has been speaking to the media and made it clear from the very beginning that she had all the tools to beat Rousey when they face each other for the title. The Brazilian admitted that she has been preparing her entire career to face the American.

Rousey's mental state has been questioned ahead of her comeback owing to her lengthy time off following the loss, but it is understood that she is back to her best, which should make it an exciting encounter.

Prediction: Ronda Rousey via TKO.

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Ronda Rousey to win: 8/11
  • Amanda Nunes to win: 11/10

Main Card Event

MatchupsWeight Class
Alex Oliveira vs. Tim MeansWelterweight
Brandon Thatch vs. Niko PriceWelterweight
Mike Pyle vs. Alex GarciaWelterweight
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Marvin VettoriMiddleweight
Johny Hendricks vs. Neil MagnyWelterweight
Louis Smolka vs. Ray BorgFlyweight
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec SaffiedineWelterweight
TJ Dillashaw vs. John LinekerMen's Bantamweight
(c) Dominick Cruz vs. Cody GarbrandtMen's Bantamweight
(c) Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda RouseyWomen's Bantamweight