UFC President Dana White announced the long-awaited Octagon return of UFC mega-star Ronda Rousey on Tuesday afternoon. It was announced that Rousey will be fighting UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207.
Following the blockbuster announcement that fight fans have been waiting for since Rousey last appeared in the Octagon in a losing effort to Holly Holm in November 2015, the MMA community exploded on social media.
Below are a collection of some reaction tweets posted by UFC fighters and other MMA personalities shortly after Dana White made the announcement on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd.
UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey takes place on Saturday, December 30, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us here at MMANews.com on 12/30 for live coverage of the pay-per-view.
— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) October 12, 2016
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) October 12, 2016
— Dana White (@danawhite) October 12, 2016
— Nik Lentz (@NikLentz) October 12, 2016
Welcome back Ronda Rousey 🙌
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 12, 2016
— Nina Ansaroff (@NinaAnsaroff) October 12, 2016
— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) October 12, 2016