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According to a report by Variety, UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will star in a film about her life.

Rousey’s autobiography, “My Fight/Your Fight,” has been picked up by Paramount Pictures to be turned into a feature film. And the fighter will star as herself in the lead role.

Along with her acting gig, Rousey will also be a producer on the film, according to the report.

Rousey is coming off another quick finish, knocking out Bethe Correia this past weekend. She is set to star alongside Mark Wahlberg in the Peter Berg-directed film “Mile 22″ soon.

The fighter has had roles in “Fast and Furious 7″ and “The Expendables 3″ previously, along with “Entourage.”

tj dillashaw

UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw believes a meeting with interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would need to happen soon if it is to be champion vs. champion.

Dillashaw, the first Team Alpha Male fighter to secure UFC gold, recently told Submission Radio that he doesn’t see “Notorious” remaining among the elite list of champions for very long.

“Absolutely, but I don’t think he’s gonna last that long,” he said. “I would like to do it now if I could, because I don’t think he’s going to last and be champion forever. He’s definitely going to get beat. I think Mendes showed the holes in his game and I think people will take advantage of it. I think Chad Mendes beats him, I think Frankie Edgar beats him. You know, I don’t know if he’s going to beat Aldo after watching that.”

McGregor won the interim title over Mendes, who stepped in on short notice after Jose Aldo was injured. McGregor and Aldo are expected to meet this December to unify the titles.

Dillashaw could be headed for a meeting with former titleholder Dominick Cruz later this year. Cruz, who was stripped of the title after several injuries, remains sidelined, recovering from another injury suffered in training.

“He’s acting like Conor. He’s acting like Conor McGregor right now is what I really think,” he said. “He’s just talking a bunch of nonsense, he’s trying to stay relevant while being hurt. You know, he’s been out of the game for the last four years, I mean no one’s seen him fight, and all of a sudden he thinks he’s a tough guy ’cause he got one finish in his career. You know what I mean? Like this guy’s crazy.

“He’s just talking a lot and keeping himself relevant so that he can get the next title shot, ’cause really he doesn’t even deserve it. He can’t even stay healthy for one fight. Only way he deserves it is by talking it up and making it a big fight. So I think that’s his strategy.”

As for when that fight could go down, Dillashaw said “it’s all about him. I’m healthy.”

ufc fight night 73

The Octagon heads back to the U.S. this weekend, as UFC Fight Night 73 takes place from Nashville, Tennessee and the Bridgestone Arena.

In the main event, former light heavyweight title contender Glover Teixeira meets Ovince Saint Preux. The six-fight main card airs live on FOX Sports 1, and FightLine will be providing complete coverage of the action.

Along with the battle between Teixeira and OSP, Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush collide in a lightweight encounter, along with middleweights Derek Brunson and Sam Alvey.

Heavyweights Jared Rosholt and Timothy Johnson are set to throw down inside the cage, with Chris Camozzi vs. Tom Watson and Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera rounding out the lineup.

Four prelims will air on FOX Sports 2 highlighted by a middleweight affair between Uriah Hall and Oluwale Bamgbose. Also, Sara McMann meets Amanda Nunes, Dustin Ortiz faces Willie Gates and Frankie Saenz battles Sirwan Kakai.

Three early prelims are set to stream online via UFC Fight Pass.

Check out the complete lineup below:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Lightweight: Michael Johnson vs. Beneil Dariush

Middleweight: Sam Alvey vs. Derek Brunson

Heavyweight: Tim Johnson vs. Jared Rosholt

Middleweight: Tom Watson vs. Chris Camozzi

Flyweight: Ray Borg vs. Geane Herrera

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 2/8 p.m. ET)

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Oluwale Bamgbose

Female Bantamweight: Sara McMann vs. Amanda Nunes

Flyweight: Dustin Ortiz vs. Willie Gates

Bantamweight: Sirwan Kakai vs. Frankie Saenz

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/7 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Chris Dempsey vs. Jonathan Wilson

Bantamweight: Roman Salazar vs. Marlon Vera

Lightweight: Anthony Christodoulou vs. Scott Holtzman

ronda rousey

Ronda Rousey didn’t shy away from the ultimate question when it was presented to her following UFC 190 this past weekend.

Rousey, who has now taken care of three straight challengers in under a minute each, was asked if she would rather fight Miesha Tate or Cris “Cyborg” Justino. For all intensive purposes, Rousey will face Tate for a third time next, but the challenge of Cyborg remains out there.

Currently, Justino competes in Invicta FC at featherweight. It has been reported – by the fighter herself in fact – that her next bout will take place at 140 pounds, leaving her closer and closer to competing at 135.

“I prefer to fight who makes weight and doesn’t do drugs,” said Rousey, during her interview on FS1. “If that’s what the fans want, beating up Miesha is good for both our careers.”

Rousey, who has fought both multiple times within a few months and taken time off to film movies and relax, added that she wouldn’t mind being on the expected featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. That has a rumored date of December and Cowboy Stadium in Dallas.

“It’s up to the UFC,” she said. “But I’d like to be on that card.”

ufc 190

Another special night went down Saturday at UFC 190, as the Octagon landed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Ronda Rousey did exactly what she said she would do, overwhelming Bethe Correia in just 34 seconds and retaining her UFC female bantamweight championship.

Rousey, who was booed heavily upon entering the Octagon, wasted little time imposing her will. She connected with a right to the temple, dropping Correia straight to the canvas.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua earned a win over Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via decision in a rematch 10 years in the making. Rua won the first while both were competing in Pride on his way to the Grand Prix title.

Two new Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winners were crowned, as Reginaldo Vieira claimed the bantamweight title and Glaicio Franca won in the lightweight division. Rua and Nogueira were the coaches, as “Lil Nog” replaced Anderson Silva after “The Spider’s” failed drug tests.

Following a pair of devastating knockout losses, Stefan Struve earned a decision vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. “The Skyscraper” hit the former interim UFC heavyweight champion with just about everything he had, handing Nogueira his second straight loss in his home country.

In the first heavyweight bout of the night, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva came back from a slow start to destroy Soa Palelei. Silva snapped a two-fight losing skid with the impressive finish in less than a minute of the second round.

Claudia Gadelha earned herself a likely rematch with UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejzcyk, besting former World Series of Fighting titleholder Jessica Aguilar.

Demian Maia gave the Brazilian fans a reason to go wild before the main card started, submitting Neil Magny in the main event of the prelims. Maia, a former title contender at middleweight, earned his third straight victory in the process.

Patrick Cummins came into hostile territory and stopped former Strikeforce champion Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante, claiming a third round finish. The win was the fourth inside the Octagon for the former barista.

Fighting for the 10th time in his native home of Brazil, Warlley Alves earned another finish, submitting Nordine Taleb. The former Ultimate Fighter: Brazil winner scored a second round submission after locking up a guillotine choke.

He didn’t get the finish, but Iuri Alcantara dominated Leandro Issa after a slow start, scoring a decision. Alcantara picked up his 32nd career victory, showing precision striking vs. Issa.

Vitor Miranda earned the first stoppage of the night, using vicious elbows to best Clint Hester in the second round. Guido Cannetti claimed a close decision victory over Hugo Viana to start the night in the bantamweight division.

Rousey and Maia each earned “Performance of the Night” bonuses, while Rua and Nogueira were awarded the “Fight of the Night.” All four picked up an additional $50,000.

Complete play-by-play can be found on FightLine, along with quick results below:

Ronda Rousey def. Bethe Correia via KO (strike) at :34 of Round 1 to remain UFC female bantamweight champion

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua def. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Glaicio Franca def. Fernando Bruno via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:46 of Round 3 to become The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 lightweight champion

Reginaldo Vieira def. Dileno Lopes via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) to become The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 bantamweight champion

Stefan Struve def. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva def. Soa Palelei via TKO (strikes) at :41 of Round 2

Claudia Gadelha def. Jessica Aguilar via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Demian Maia def. Neil Magny via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:52 of Round 2

Patrick Cummins def. Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante via TKO (strikes) at :45 of Round 3

Warlley Alves def. Nordine Taleb via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:11 of Round 2

Iuri Alcantara def. Leandro Issa via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)

Vitor Miranda def. Clint Hester via TKO (strikes) at 2:38 of Round 2

Guido Cannetti def. Hugo Viana via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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