Following Holm’s stunning, KO win over Rousey in November, UFC brass made it clear they were looking at booking a rematch next. Since Rousey wanted to take a break, Holm and her camp lobbied to get back in the cage sooner than later, and ultimately they got their wish.
In advance of Saturday’s bout, the UFC has posted a preview for the “Holly Holm – Always up for a Challenge” segment. In it, Holm discusses some of the reasons why she didn’t want to wait on the sidelines until Rousey’s return.
UFC 196 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.