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Ronda Rousey's next fight moved up to Nov. 15 in Australia due to thumb injury

Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club on July 15, 2015.

Mixed martial arts fighter Ronda Rousey working out at Glendale Fighting Club on July 15, 2015.

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 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.

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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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