On Friday night, UFC president Dana White made a big announcement that added a new title fight to the UFC 175 fight card on July 5. While many believed that Gina Carano could be joining the UFC and getting a shot at UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, Rousey will be defending her title against Alexis Davis on Fourth of July Weekend.
Dana White announced the news on Twitter:
Ronda Rousey vs Alexis Davis Saturday, July 5th for the women’s bantamweight title in Las Vegas for International Fight Week!!!
— Dana White (@danawhite) April 12, 2014
Davis is currently riding a five-fight winning streak, with her last win coming in a controversial split-decision victory over Jessica Eye at UFC 170, where Rousey successfully defended her title in the main event with a first-round TKO of Sara McMann.
UFC 175 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas as part of International Fight Week.