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Ronda Rousey to Fight Sara McMann In February


UFC President Dana White announced during Saturday night’s UFC 162 post-fight press conference that Ronda Rousey will fight again in February against Sara McMann.

“She goes right back into camp,” White said.

White said Rousey will headline the UFC 170 show on Feb. 22 in Las Vegas. Daniel Cormier will fight Rashad Evans in the co-main event.

Rousey said she is ready.

“I am in the best shape of my life so I think it would be a perfect time to go back to back,” Rousey said. :I am still hungry. Hopefully I will have a good show for you guys.”

Prior to Saturday night, Rousey’s last fight was last February, when she tapped out Liz Carmouche with an armbar.

“I feel like I could fight again tonight,” Rousey said.

McMann won an Olympic silver medal in the 2004 Olympics. McMann is 7-0.

Rousey defeated Miesha Tate in a thrilling battle Saturday night at UFC 168. Tate took Rousey out of the first round for the first time in Rousey’s professional career. Although Rousey was clearly in control throughout the fight, Tate should heart in defending several of Rousey’s armbar attempts, before finally tapping out in the third round.

Rousey refused to shake Tate’s hand after the fight. The two had bad blood going back to their March 2012 fight in Strikeforce, when Rousey won the Strikeforce bantamweight championship. The two then co-hosted The Ultimate Fighter, where the hatred between the two escalated.

Rousey, a former Olympic bronze medalist in judo, recently completed the filming of “The Expendables 3.”

Rousey said she was never hurt in the fight with Tate, but did say that the former champion was “an amazing fighter,” and that she had a lot of respect for her.

The winner of the Rousey vs. McMann fight will probably fight Cat Zingano next. Zingano, the No. 1 contender, injured her knee and has been out for the last several months. She is expected to start training again in March of 2014.