Rousey title defense moved to UFC 193 in Australia

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s next title defense against Holly Holm has been moved from Las Vegas to Australia, the organization’s president Dana White announced on ESPN late Friday.

Rousey had been scheduled to fight Holm in the main event of UFC 195 at MGM Grand on Jan. 2. Instead, the fight will headline UFC 193 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on Nov. 14.

White said the UFC hopes to break the attendance record for a live mixed martial arts show. UFC 129 at Rogers Centre in Toronto drew 55,724 fans on April 30, 2011.

Robbie Lawler had been slated to defend the welterweight title against Carlos Condit in the main event of UFC 193, but Lawler has been forced to withdraw due to a thumb injury according to an ESPN report.

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