Miesha Tate Defending Belt At UFC 200, Won’t Fight Ronda Rousey Or Holly Holm


Miesha Tate has been added to a growing mega-card for UFC 200 in July, but the new women’s bantamweight champion won’t defend her title belt in a rematch with Ronda Rousey or Holly Holm.

Tate previously had lost to Rousey in title fights twice and most recently won the belt after defeating Holm, the first person to defeat Rousey in a UFC bout.

Instead of a rematch, though, UFC announced Tate will face Amanda Nunes, a 27-year-old up-and-comer in the women’s division.

The 5-foot-5 Nunes sports a 12-4 MMA record, including a 5-1 UFC mark. Though she gives up two inches to Tate, “The Lioness” is certain to give Tate a run for her money.

Thumbnail photo via Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports Images

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