Ronda Rousey can soon add “sports anchor” to her ever-expanding résumé. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Ronda Rousey’s busy week promoting UFC 193 just got a little busier, as ESPN on Monday announced that the UFC women’s bantamweight champ is set to guest-host an Oct. 7 edition of “SportsCenter.”
Rousey will co-host alongside anchor Lindsay Czarniak at 6 p.m. ET on Wednesday and in doing so will become the first female athlete to guest-host the channel’s flagship program.
“I’m excited to co-host SportsCenter with Lindsay on Wednesday,” stated Rousey, who won the channel’s 2015 ESPY award for Best Fighter. “I’ve always appreciated the support ESPN has shown me and I’m honored to be the first female celebrity co-host!”
Rousey is also slated to appear on a slew of additional ESPN programming this week. On Tuesday, the 28-year-old judoka will be a guest on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” following in the footsteps of ex-light heavyweight champ Jon Jones, who visited the program when Jay Leno was host in 2011.
The main event of UFC 193 will see Rousey (12-0, 6-0 UFC) will put her title on the line against fellow unbeaten Holly Holm (9-0, 2-0 UFC) on Nov. 14 in Melbourne, Australia.