Ronda Rousey to host “Saturday Night Live” on Jan. 23

Ronda Rousey
FILE - In this July 4, 2014, file photo, Ronda Rousey stands on the scale during a weigh-in for the UFC 175 mixed martial arts event at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. U.S. soccer hero Carli Lloyd, UFC star Rousey and three-time winner Serena Williams were the top three vote-getters for The Associated Press 2015 Female Athlete of the Year award. The AP announced the three leading candidates Monday, Dec. 21, 2015. The winner will be announced Friday. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UFC star Ronda Rousey will host “Saturday Night Live” on Jan. 23.

The show announced the plan Tuesday, with Selena Gomez as the musical guest.

Rousey (12-1) was the first female fighter signed by the UFC. She defended her 135-pound title six times before her shocking loss to Holly Holm in Australia two months ago.

Rousey also is an actor, appearing in “The Expendables 3,” ”Furious 7″ and the film version of “Entourage.” She has several additional acting jobs in various stages of development.

Rousey is the first mixed martial artist to host the show, but athletes have a long history in Studio 8H.

LeBron James, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter and boxers George Foreman and Marvin Hagler have all hosted “Saturday Night Live” or appeared on the show.

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