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Ronda Rousey, Selena Gomez, SNL

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Ronda Rousey maintained her fighting spirit as she made her debut hosting NBC's Saturday Night Live.

The 28-year-old MMA star's stint marked her first TV appearance since she lost UFC 193 and the Women's Bantamweight championship title to Holly Holm, 34, in November. During her monologue on SNL, Rousey gave kudos to her opponent...sort of, saying Holm "deserved to win" the fight.

"And I just wanted to take a minute to sincerely congratulate her," she added, drawing applause. "And all those who are worried I'm not ready to host the show because I like, have brain damage, relax. I'm good. Besides, everything I need is on cue cards."

Her monologue then turned into a mock fight, with cast member Kenan Thompson, 37, playing her coach.

Rousey then joined the other stars as they played backup dancers to musical guest Selena Gomez, 23, who performed part of her hit "Come & Get It."

The singer later sang "Good for You," "Same Old Love" and "Hands to Myself."

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Check out three more skits starring Rousey.

1. Bland Man

In this Bachelor parody, Rousey plays a blonde contestant who attempts to hold a riveting conversation with the star, played by Taran Killam, 33, while playing musical chairs with her competitors.

 

2. At the Club

Rousey, Kate McKinnon, 32, and Aidy Bryant, 28, go to a club and get hit on by a group of bad rappers.

 

3. Love Struck

Rousey channels She's All That, A Walk to Remember and basically all '90s teen movie in this sketch, in which she has a candlelit dinner with her high school crush in their school gym, which turns out to be a cruel prank. Luckily, as we know, she's pretty good at defending herself.

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