There's no doubt that the historic UFC 200 event is going to be huge. Wednesday night already brought the news of a Conor McGregor-Nate Diaz rematch and an interim title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar, so what else could we possible ask for?
Maybe a women's title fight? It's possible.
On Wednesday night's edition of ESPN's Sportscenter, UFC president Dana White stated that the UFC 200 event "could" see a women's title fight. If that doesn't happen, then at least there will be at least one or two (or three) women's fights added to the card.
"There will be a couple of women's fights at UFC 200. Actually, two or three, maybe. Could be a title fight."
If that were to be the case, the only women's title that would be up for grabs would be Miesha Tate's, as Joanna Jedrzejczyk will defend her strawweight title against Claudia Gadelha in the TUF 23 Finale on July 8th, which is the night before the UFC 200 event. It IS possible that White would postpone that fight a day so that it could take place at UFC 200, but doing so would contradict the promotional push the TUF 23 finale has already been given.
That means Tate might get to defend the title she recently acquired from Holly Holm, a little bit sooner than what was already announced. The "plan" that's been circulating since Tate won the belt, was that she'd wait for Ronda Rousey and defend the bantamweight title at the end of the year, once Rousey was done with her Hollywood commitments.
Tate has already stated that she would prefer not to wait, even though she has done some long stretches of waiting in the past.
Keep in mind, White's "could" is hardly worth fans of women's MMA holding their breath over. At least, if we don't see Tate defend her title at UFC 200, we can count on a good lineup of women's fights. Holly Holm maybe?
More announcements can be expected soon. UFC 200 takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9, 2016.