After spending much of her UFC career as the No. Miesha Tate wins into the 5th round, the latest stoppage for a title change in UFC history. The bout got off to an inauspicious start with both fighters looking to gauge distance and get a feel for each other. First round pretty slow, but Holm did more striking and landed some good kicks.. The action heated up early in Round 2 as the challenger scored a takedown.
Holly Holm loses MMA title belt to Miesha Tate
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Ronda Rousey knocked out Miesha Tate in under a minute in Tate had been in Mixed Martial Arts for almost a decade. Fighting in her 23rd bout and 2nd championship clash in the UFC, she was determined to make this fight be the one where she ascended to the pinnacle of the division. She stuck to her gameplan which was to get the kickboxer, Holly Holm, onto the ground to make the fight more interesting for herself. This combined with her having learned from previous fights saw Tate submit the champion Holly Holm to become the Undisputed Bantamweight Champion of the world. She managed to get on top of Holm and lock in a rear-naked choke.
Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 196
Chael Sonnen recaps Miesha Tate's fifith-round submission win over Holly Holm to capture the UFC women's bantamweight title and explains why Tate's grappling proved such a challenge for Holm. Miesha Tate , who late last year admitted she was considering retirement, submitted Holm with a rear-naked choke at of the final round of their pound title fight Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC inside MGM Grand Garden Arena. Presumably down on the scorecards entering the fifth round, Tate latched herself onto Holm's back during a scramble in the center of the cage. Holm stood, wearing Tate as a backpack.
Apparently, Holm was ahead of Tate on the scorecards during the first few rounds of the bout. According to Holm, the biggest factor that caused her loss was a lack of urgency. I feel like I knew I was ahead on the scorecards and honestly, maybe I felt like I was getting a little too complacent there instead of being there acting with that sense of urgency. I let her get it way too tight before I tried to shuck her off. Just big mistake.