LAS VEGAS » UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return to the octagon against Alexis Davis at UFC 175 on July 5.
UFC President Dana White announced the matchup in a post on his Twitter account Friday night.
Rousey (9-0) is arguably the UFC’s biggest star, and she is the only 135-pound women’s champion in the mixed martial arts promotion’s history.
She defended her title last December and again at UFC 170 in late February before taking a break to resume her acting career.
White had discussed matching Rousey against former MMA star Gina Carano next if she made a comeback with the UFC.
Davis (16-5) is unbeaten in three fights since joining the UFC last year. The 29-year-old jiu-jitsu black belt beat Jessica Eye by split decision at UFC 170 in February.