Miesha Tate will get yet another shot at becoming the UFC women's bantamweight champion. She became the first challenger to champion Holly Holm in the co-main event of UFC 196. Miesha Tate versus Holly Holm is second in UFC 196's billing, only to the men's welterweight title bout between Connor McGregor and Nate Diaz.
Tate versus Holm has a chance to steal the show. If nothing else, when Miesha Tate seeks out the bantamweight belt for a third time, expect her to fare better than Ronda Rousey did in defending it at UFC 193.
As preposterous as it sounds, Miesha Tate, despite being ambushed by Ronda Rousey twice, is a better opponent for Holly Holm. Styles makes fights.
Think about the build up for UFC 193. Few people saw Holly Holm as ready opposition for the seemingly indestructible Ronda Rousey. Holly Holm, a boxer by trade, taking up space inside the octagon and not necessarily tearing things up. This was in spite of her undefeated record. Against inferior competition she struggled. She could not possibly stand toe to toe with Rousey – the class of the bantamweights, could she?
Holm's domination over Rousey was a six minute beat down that will stand as the most unexpected defeat in sports since Buster Douglass stunned the boxing world by flooring heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson. That dominant performance by Holm makes her the new boogeyman of the UFC women's ranks one would think.