Miesha Tate’s top control and wrestling won her the UFC women’s bantamweight championship from Holly Holm at the UFC 196 pay-per-view (PPV) just two weeks ago (see it).
“Cupcake” definitively took round two of their co-main event bout inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, by smothering “The Preacher’s Daughter” and overwhelming her with punches. Then in round five, when it ultimately looked like Holm would capture a decision, Tate took over once more and sunk in the rear-naked choke.
It was a clear-cut finish.
That’s why she’s more focused on new contenders, as opposed to immediate rematches with no definitive timeline, based on her conversation with Submission Radio.
“I think it’s a long time to wait [for Ronda Rousey]. Ideally, I think I’d like to fight one more time before [her return]. I know that there’s a lot of really top contenders, a lot of girls in the division, that are really chomping at the bit. I think I’ve been called out by probably everybody in the top six, if not potentially the top 10. So they’re all gunning for me, and they’re all dangerous, and they all have their different attributes to bring to the table, so I think my job as the champ is just to stay ready for whoever. I’m just going to stay in the gym, and I have to be able to beat every single one of them.”
Holm had the same idea, and it did not end well.
That said, the Jackson-Wink MMA product Holm is back to working on her rear-naked choke defense down in Albuquerque, N.M., and is adamant about getting revenge. Unfortunately for her, she just might have to wait her turn.
That’s because UFC president Dana White is dead set on booking ….View full article
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