Miesha Tate to defend title belt vs Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

Miesha Tate to defend title belt vs Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

She first touched on how Rousey could still win back the world bantamweight title if the latter would carry on with her fighting career and not give up just yet. Tate will instead put her belt on the line against Amanda Nunes, as announced on UFC Tonight on Wednesday.

Either way, the women's bantamweight division has a new lease of life under a new Champion, and her era begins at UFC 200. Her only loss has come against Erica Paes and it was back in 2005. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass. In the main event, Conor McGregor meets Nate Diaz in a rematch from UFC 196.

UFC President Dana White said after UFC 196 that Ronda Rousey vs. Tate 3 is set for later this year. She's on a four-fight winning streak [Note: it's actually only three], she's got a lot of momentum, and she's really risky.

But unlike in previous interviews, the Brazilian female fighter showed more of a positive vibe towards her long-time on-paper rival.

Now, Tate is the one who doesn't want to wait for Rousey. These two ladies will throw down at the monumental UFC 200, July 9, at the Las Vegas Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

"I think I deserve the title fight, not to mention this is a business and I will sell that fight", he told Inside MMA. She even believes that Rousey would be able to reclaim the title she held for three years.

Rockhold, 15-2, defends his title against former champion Chris Weidman at UFC 199 on June 4.

Every fight can't be a championship grudge match with a rich history and easy narrative to push to the mainstream. In her most recentn effort, "The Lioness" earned a decision over unsafe striker Valentina Shevchenko on the same card Tate won her title. There need to be fights that are simply made on merit and availability, where a deserving contender gets their opportunity rather than getting passed over in favour of the bigger name, because there is always going to be a way to justify skipping the less popular fighter and that shouldn't be what always happens.

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