ByRyan Matsunaga, writer at
MMA fan, BJJ enthusiast, and Executive Publisher at Creators Media.
Ryan Matsunaga

Miesha Tate shocked the world at UFC 196 when she not only defeated Holly Holm, but choked her unconscious in the fifth round to become the new women's bantamweight champion.

Despite this huge victory, Tate isn't planning on resting just yet. She's officially inked a deal that will see her defend the title at UFC 200. With Ronda Rousey out until the end of the year though, the UFC has given the shot to the division's #4, Amanda Nunes.

Coincidentally, Nunes also made an appearance on the UFC 196, defeating Valentina Shevchenko via unanimous decision, and advancing her record to 12-4.

Tate meanwhile is currently riding a five fight winning streak, and has not tasted defeat in over two years. This will be her first title defence since losing the Strikeforce bantamweight title to Ronda Rousey in 2012.

UFC 200 will take place on July 9. It will also feature a welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, as well as an interim title fight featuring Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.


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