Ronda Rousey’s next title defense has a new location.

Despite previously announcing that Rousey would meet No. 1 contender Cat Zingano at UFC 182 in Las Vegas, UFC President Dana White took to his Instagram page on Wednesday to reveal that Rousey and Zingano will serve as the co-main event for the promotion’s Feb. 28 visit to Los Angeles.

The champion Rousey remains undefeated through her first 10 career bouts. The former Olympic judoka has gone past the first round just once in her career. After capturing gold under the Strikeforce banner in 2012, Rousey has taken the UFC by storm. The 27-year-old has won all four of her bouts with the promotion, including back-to-back stoppages via strikes.

Zingano, meanwhile, returned to action for the first in time in over a year at UFC 178. The Colorado fighter scored a third-round TKO win over Brazilian Amanda Nunes to secure her shot at Rousey’s belt. Zingano had previously earned a title shot with a third-round stoppage of Miesha Tate at the TUF 17 Finale, but a knee injury forced her out of the bout. Like the champion, Zingano has never tasted defeated in her nine-fight career. The 32-year-old has seen the scorecards just once in her career.

UFC 184 takes place Saturday, Feb. 28 from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. It will be headlined by a middleweight title fight between champion Chris Weidman and challenger Vitor Belfort. The night’s main card will air live on pay-per-view, with the preliminary card being split between a broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and a stream on UFC Fight Pass.

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