It looks like the UFC’s plans of an immediate rematch between UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and former champion Ronda Rousey will be put on a hold for a while.

On Wednesday, during an episode of UFC Tonight, UFC President Dana White revealed Holm will indeed fight one more time before welcoming Rousey back into the Octagon.

This news come a little over a month after White revealed Rousey would be Holm’s first title defense at UFC 200 in July. Holm’s, however, would later express her desire to compete sooner then the desired summer date.

Holm (10-0), also a former boxing world champion who amassed a record of 33-2-3 while holding both the IBA and WBF world titles, was last seen slapping across shin across Rousey’s head early in second round of their UFC 193 title fight, turning the former champion’s lights out. Prior to this loss, the women known as “Rowdy” had looked unbeatable, while being praised as the most dominant athlete in the world today.

“The Preacher’s Daughter” has  yet to taste defeat since making the switch to mixed martial arts in 2011. Since then she has laid waste to almost every single opponent thrown her way, securing violent knockouts in several different promotions.

There is currently no word on who Holm will be facing but the most logical choice would most certainly be former title contender Miesha Tate, who is currently riding a four fight UFC win streak. In the meantime, Rousey is still scheduled to film several more movies, not to mention serve as the host of Saturday Night Live in January.

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