UFC on Fox 22 - VanZant vs. Waterson --- UFC Fight Night 103 - Rodríguez vs. PennUFC 207: Nunes vs Rousey is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on December 30, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada, United States.Official fight card
Main CardWomen's Bantamweight Amanda Nunes (c) vs. Ronda Rousey For the UFC Women's Bantamweight ChampionshipBantamweight Dominick Cruz (c) vs. Cody Garbrandt For the UFC Bantamweight Championship.Bantamweight T.J. Dillashaw vs. John Lineker
Flyweight Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)Welterweight Johny Hendricks vs. Neil Magny
Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim vs. Tarec Saffiedine
Welterweight Mike Pyle vs. Alex Garcia
Middleweight Antônio Carlos Júnior vs. Marvin Vettori Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)Welterweight Tim Means vs. Alex Oliveira
Welterweight Brandon Thatch vs. Niko Price BackgroundThe event is expected to be headlined by UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Amanda Nunes and former champion Ronda Rousey.
A UFC Bantamweight Championship bout between current champion Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt is currently scheduled to co-headline the event.
A potential heavyweight title eliminator bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champions Fabrício Werdum and Cain Velasquez was expected to take place on the card. The pairing met previously in June 2015 at UFC 188, with then interim champion Werdum unifying the title, as he won the fight via submission in the third round. However the Nevada State Athletic Commission, after analyzing physical examinations and interviews, deemed Velasquez unfit to compete and pulled him from the event on December 24. The bout was eventually scrapped.
Another potential title eliminator includes a bantamweight bout between former champion T.J. Dillashaw and John Lineker.
Matt Brown was expected to face former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine at the event. However, Brown was pulled from the fight on November 11 in favor of a matchup with former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone three weeks earlier at UFC 206. Saffiedine will now face Dong Hyun Kim.
Maryna Moroz was very briefly linked to a fight with Jéssica Andrade at the event. On December 7 Moroz was replaced by Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Angela Hill. Hill was then ruled out of fighting at UFC 207 because of a rule in the UFC's anti-doping policy with USADA. Subsequently, Andrade was removed from the card and will be rescheduled for a future event.
Sabah Homasi was linked to a fight with Brandon Thatch at the event. However, Homasi pulled out due to injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Niko Price.
Dec 26 - Updated fight card & background