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Ronda Rousey steps out of the Octagon to host Saturday Night Live

Ronda Rousey can now add one more feat to her growing resume: The Olympian, MMA star and SI Swimsuit model will take to the stage to host Saturday Night Live this month. 

The show took to Twitter to officially announce their January 2016 lineup, subsequently revealing that Ronda will join a star-studded cast to start off the year with a bang. Ronda is the first MMA fighter to ever host the show. 

Ronda is coming off a shocking loss to Holly Holm for the UFC women's bantamweight title and has largely remained out of the public eye since then. She made headlines last month for honoring her commitment to attend the Marine Corps Ball with Jarrod Haschert, admitting that if not for her word to be his date, she probably would've stayed "on her couch crying and eating ice cream for life another month." 

Ronda, who is no newbie to acting, is set to star in the upcoming Road House reboot, and previously appeared in Furious 7 and Entourage. Shewill be making her SNL debut with fellow first-timer Selena Gomez, who has been named the evening’s musical guest. 

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See Ronda's episode when it airs on Jan. 23 at 11:30pm on NBC. ​

BONUS: See some of Ronda's best moments from SI Swimsuit 2015!

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