Ronda Rousey's UFC return fight has finally been confirmed by Dana White

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It has been almost 12 months since we last saw Ronda Rousey in the UFC octagon but, after an announcement from the fight organisation's president Dana White this evening, we know the wait is almost over.

Rousey hasn't fought since losing her unbeaten UFC record to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back on November 15, 2015.

And, as it turns out, it will be over 13 months between fights for the former Women's Bantamweight champions after White confirmed Rousey would take on Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 on December 30.

The UFC president made the announcement, which had been rumoured in recent days, during an appearance on the 'Herd with Colin Cowherd' show and it was soon confirmed in print on the UFC's official website.

Nunes, of course, is the current Bantamweight title holder in the Women's Division after she defeated Miesha Tate at UFC 200 back in July. 

Rousey's end of year return in Las Vegas will, then, give one of the biggest names in the sport an immediate opportunity to regain her title. 

With the 29-year-old having been away from the UFC for so long - due to a combination of injury suffered at the hands of Holm, and then commitments outside the octagon in Hollywood, business and even the WWE - fans would have been excited for whatever fight White put her in.

However, the fact that she will be facing the excellent Nunes means that UFC 207 could be set for huge PPV numbers.

Speaking earlier this week, the Brazilian expressed her desire to fight Rousey in her next bout.

"If they ask me who I want to fight, I’m going to say I want to fight Ronda," Nunes said.

"I’m not running from anyone, I’m the champion and I can choose who I’m going to fight.

"I will choose what’s best for me and Ronda would be ‘the’ main fight, that’s why it has to be against her, it has to be with Ronda."

After today's announcement it looks like she has got her wish. And, with Rousey's long-awaited comeback fight now just over two months away, UFC fans have got theirs tonight too.

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