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UFC 196 fight card: Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate full fight preview

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Holly Holm and Miesha Tate will battle for the strap this Saturday (March 5, 2016) at UFC 196 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a match up of boxer and wrestler, what adjustments must be made for either woman to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight bad asses Holly Holm and Miesha Tate will collide this Saturday (March 5, 2016) at UFC 196 inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Holm shocked the world in her last bout with her brutal finish of Ronda Rousey. Despite entering the title fight as a massive underdog, Holm stole the strap in violent fashion and now looks like a very difficult woman to beat.

Meanwhile, Tate was the woman passed over in favor of Holm for that title shot. Luckily, the gritty wrestler now will square off with someone other than Rousey in an attempt to become UFC champion.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each combatant:

Holly Holm
Record: 10-0
Key Wins: Ronda Rousey (UFC 193), Raquel Pennington (UFC 184), Marion Reneau (UFC Fight Night 71)
Key Losses: None
Keys to Victory: Holm is a former professional boxing champion and has experience as a kickboxer as well. Thus far, her takedown defense has been very strong, forcing her opponents to contend with “Preacher’s Daughter” on the feet.

It hasn’t been going well for them, as Holm has knocked out seven of her past opponents.

For Holm, this is a pretty standard bout. Against an opponent who pressures forward and looks for the takedown, Holm needs to circle, stay off the fence, and punish her opponent coming in.

Sound familiar?

Overall, this will almost always be Holm’s game plan. She’s such a talented range striker that it makes little sense for her to do anything else, as the vast majority of ….View full article

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