Ronda Rousey to host 'SNL' on Jan. 23 with Selena Gomez as singing guest

Two Latina stars are taking on "Saturday Night Live" later this month for what will probably become an epic night — with the sweetest knockouts.

UFC star Ronda Rousey, who is of Venezuelan descent, has been tapped to host the long-running comedy sketch show on Jan. 23 and will be joined by none other than Selena Gomez as musical guest. It will be a first for both women.

Rousey (12-1) was the first female fighter signed by the UFC. She defended her 135-pound title six times before her shocking loss to Holly Holm in Australia two months ago.

Rousey also is an actor, appearing in "The Expendables 3," ''Furious 7" and the film version of "Entourage." She has several additional acting jobs in various stages of development.

Rousey is the first mixed martial artist to host the show, but athletes have a long history in Studio 8H.

LeBron James, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter and boxers George Foreman and Marvin Hagler have all hosted "Saturday Night Live" or appeared on the show.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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