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Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann headlines UFC 170 in February

Ronda Rousey prepares to face Miesha Tate in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during UFC 168
Ronda Rousey is already slated to take on Sara McMann in the UFC 170 main event.
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Damon Martin

Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the sport since 2004. His work has been published in CNN, Bleacher Report, MMAWeekly.com, Yahoo! Sports, UFC.com and SportsIllustrated.com. He also co-hosts The Great Debate Radio MMA podcast, and has appeared on ESPN Radio and SportsNet Radio. Follow him on Twitter.

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Ronda Rousey closed the door on her two year long rivalry with Miesha Tate on Saturday night in her longest fight to date as it took her until the third round to finally land her signature armbar to get the finish.

Despite the last two months preparing for the battle ahead and a 'Fight of the Night' performance, Rousey will head straight back into camp as she will now headline UFC 170 on Feb 22 against former Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann.

UFC president Dana White announced the fight at the UFC 168 post fight press conference. Rousey vs. McMann will now headline the card with Rashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier serving as the co-main event of the evening.

McMann has been out of action since April when she made her UFC debut against Sheila Gaff, winning by TKO in the first round. A silver medalist in Olympic wrestling in 2004, McMann was originally expected to return in August but had to withdraw from the fight due to personal reasons.

McMann is currently undefeated in her professional career at a perfect 7-0 while Rousey will enter the fight with the exact same record as she looks to defend her UFC title for a second consecutive time since her inaugural bout in the Octagon in February.

Now the two women's bantamweight fighters will face off at UFC 170 in February 2014 with the championship on the line.

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