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Ronda Rousey Weighs In for UFC Cage-Fighting Comeback in Vegas

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Ronda Rousey stands on stage during an event for UFC 207, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

By    |   Friday, 30 Dec 2016 10:49 AM

Ronda Rousey weighed in for her UFC comeback in Las Vegas on Thursday after being away from the sport for more than a year, and she was strictly about business.

Rousey was the first fighter to appear at the MGM Grand, having a successful weigh-in for her UFC 207 main event showdown with Amanda Nunes, which is set for Friday night, according to USA Today.

Rousey approached the scales showing no love to members of the media, whom she’s mostly shunned leading up to this bout.

According to an official from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Rousey weighed in at 135 pounds exactly.

The main event will also feature a title fight between Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt, according to Sporting News.

Cruz currently holds the bantamweight belt, while Garbrandt is considered a fighter on the rise.

As for Rousey, 29, this will be her first fight since losing to Holly Holm 13 months ago, which added a loss to her record for the first time in her illustrious career.

Rousey suffered a brutal knockout in that fight, which has made her comeback a must-see for many UFC fans.

Rousey’s opponent, 28-year-old Nunes, cemented her name in the history books when she defeated Miesha Tate in July, becoming the first openly gay fighter to walk away with a UFC title.

Nunes has won her last four fights, with three of them ending by stoppage.

Since Rousey’s disappointing loss, the million-dollar question has become: “Can she regain her title and her mystique?”

After the loss last November, Rousey told Ellen DeGeneres that she had considered taking her own life in the aftermath of the loss, The Washington Post noted.

The now-former champion, has built a mystique of invincibility over the years, so when she hit the canvas inside that octagon last year, her appeal changed immediately among the masses.

She’ll look to regain her aura come Friday night in her fight at the T-Mobile arena in Vegas.

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