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Dana White says Ronda Rousey will receive immediate rematch against Holly Holm

UFC President Dana White believes a rematch between UFC women's bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-0) and former champ Ronda Rousey (12-1) is imminent.

"I think that if we didn't make the rematch, me and [UFC CEO] Lorenzo [Fertitta] should probably lose our promoters' license," White said on the morning ESPN radio show Mike & Mike. "Yeah, that fight's going to happen. I don't know when, but that's the fight that will happen."

According to White, the decision is an easy one. Despite Holm's all-around dominating performance when the two met at UFC 193, Rousey's prior achievements alone warrant the rematch.

"Ronda Rousey has gone undefeated, taken the sport to another level and was beating the best women in the world in 14 seconds or 30 seconds, so she deserves a rematch," he said. "Holly agrees she deserves a rematch, and we'll figure it out."

Due to the logistics of the matchup and Rousey's hectic schedule outside of the cage, White did not immediately specify a timeline for the bout to take place.

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