MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Ronda Rousey says UFC 207 “One of [her] last fights”, Rockhold vs. Jacare off UFC Melbourne

Ronda Rousey says UFC 207 “Definitely one of [her] last fights” On an appearance Tuesday on “Ellen”, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey hinted at a possible retirement in the near future. “I’m wrapping it up, This is definitely one of my last fights. Everyone better watch because the show isn’t going to be around forever.” Watch the full interview below Rousey (12-1) hasn’t competed since her loss last November against Holly Holm at UFC 193. UFC 207 takes place December 30th at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Luke Rockhold injured, rematch with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza rematch off UFC Melbourne  An injury to former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has forced his rematch with “Jacare” Souza off UFC Melbourne. MMA Fighting was the first to report the injury.  MMAjunkie spoke with Souza’s manager, Gilberto Faria, who said Rockhold is out with a sprained ACL. In addition, Faria said Souza is only interested in a fight with champion Michael Bisping. As a result, a middleweight matchup between Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker has been promoted to the main event. UFC Fight Night 101 takes place November 26th at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Here’s an updated look at the card… Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker Andrew Holbrook vs. Jake Matthews Omari Akhmedov vs. Kyle Nokev Yusuke Kasuya vs. Alex Volkanovski Chris Camozzi vs. Daniel Kelly Damien Brown vs. Jon Tuck Jonathan Meunier vs. Richard Walsh Geane Herrera vs. Ben Nguyen Dan Hooker vs. Jason Knight Jenel Lausa vs. Yao Zhikui Seo Hee Ham vs. Danielle Taylor Bellator signs TUF/UFC veteran ‘King’ Kevin Casey As first reported on his Instagram and later confirmed by MMAJunkie, middleweight Kevin Casey will once again compete for a Scott Coker promotion. Casey (9-5-1) fought for Coker under the Strikeforce banner and later competed on Season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter. After suffering a loss in his UFC debut, Casey racked up a few wins with the RFA promotion before rejoining the UFC in 2014. After suffering three straight losses, Casey was released from his UFC contract. No word on when Casey will make his Bellator debut, although per the article it suggests Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonney at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. would be ideal.

Written by James Lynch

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