Selena Gomez, Ronda Rousey

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For one of its first new episodes of the year, Saturday Night Live is doubling down on the girl power.

NBC has announced that the Saturday, Jan. 23 episode, the show's second in 2016, UFC powerhouse Ronda Rousey will make her SNL debut as host, along with first-time musical guest Selena Gomez.

And they aren't the only first-timers the late-night sketch show has on tap. For the show's Jan. 16 return, they've tapped Girls and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver to host and country musician Chris Stapleton as musical guest.

Rousey is the latest in a long line of (mostly male) athletes who've graced the SNL stage to test out their comedic timing. That list of sports stars includes Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning, Charles Barkley, Tom Brady, Michael Phelps, Chris Evert (the show's first female athlete host), and Nancy Kerrigan.

SNL won't mark Rousey's first foray into the acting world, however. In the past two years, she's had roles in The Expendables 3 and Furious 7, as well as a cameo in the Entourage movie.

Are you looking forward to Rousey hosting SNL? Sound off in the comments below.

Saturday Night Live returns Saturday, Jan. 16 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC.

(E! and NBC are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)

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