Sports Ronda Rousey, former UFC champion, to host ‘Saturday Night Live’ Ronda Rousey, left, lines up Holly Holm during their title fight at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia, on Nov. 14, 2015. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Paul Crock By Mark La Monica firstname.lastname@example.org @LaMonicaMark January 5, 2016 2:15 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Ronda Rousey picked a high-profile, high-stress environment to make her return to the public spotlight after getting knocked out and losing her title at UFC 193 last November: live network television. Rousey will host the Jan. 23 episode of “Saturday Night Live” on NBC. It will be the first time hosting the iconic late-night sketch comedy show for the former Olympic medalist. The musical guest scheduled for that night is Selena Gomez. Rousey last fought on Nov. 14 when she lost her UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm. It was the first loss of her career. It also was the first time Rousey looked like the inferior opponent inside the octagon. Rousey had finished her previous three opponents in a combined 64 seconds. By Mark La Monica email@example.com @LaMonicaMark Mark La Monica is the deputy sports editor for cross-media at Newsday. He also covers mixed martial arts. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.