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Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm moved to UFC 193 in Australia

Ronda Rousey of the United States (red) defeats

Ronda Rousey of the United States (red) defeats Bethe Correia of Brazi (blue) l in their bantamweight title fight during the UFC 190 Rousey v Correia at HSBC Arena on August 1, 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Matthew Stockman

Ronda Rousey's next UFC fight against Holly Holm has been moved up to Nov. 15 in Melbourne, Australia.

The mixed martial arts promotion made the announcement Friday night.

Rousey was scheduled to defend her bantamweight title against Holm at UFC 195 on Jan. 2 in Las Vegas, but a thumb injury to welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has changed the UFC's schedule.

Lawler was slated to defend his title against Carlos Condit in the main event at UFC 193 at Melbourne's Etihad Stadium, which will seat more than 55,000. Due to the time difference, the live pay-per-view event will be broadcast in the United States on Nov. 14.

Instead, Rousey (12-0) will go after her seventh title defense against Holm (9-0), the boxing champion from New Mexico.

Rousey has become one of the world's most prominent female athletes while winning her last three bouts in a combined 64 seconds. She stopped Bethe Correia in 34 seconds on Aug. 1.

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