Match Venue: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Match Date: 5 March 2016
The challenge is on for Holly Holm who will try to secure her bantamweight champion title to her friend and upcoming contender Miesha Tate. The two are well-known to be good friends outside the ring, but this time their friendship will be at test. Who will be knock-out, and who will be able to have a triumphant win in the end?
Holly “The Preacher’s Daughter” Holm
Country: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Current Rank: UFC Bantamweight Champion
Record: 10(W) – 0(L) – 0(D)
Fresh from beating Ronda Rousey and being crowned as the Bantamweight Champion, fans are pretty excited enough on the “Preacher’s Daughter” upcoming clash against Miesha Tate. This match-up will be the first title defense of Holly after having an impressive win against the number one female UFC fighter Rousey.
Holm became an instant celebrity after knocking out her contender via head kick at UFC 193 on November. Holm just extended her long-term contract with the UFC, and as for the rematch against Rousey, she said that there’s no feedback about it yet. The newly crowned bantamweight champion doesn’t just want to wait on a fight that is not sure, she told the press that she love the sports and as match as possible she wants to be active at it.
Holm is a former three-division boxing champion who has taken the sports of MMA by storm. On her recent interview, the bantamweight title holder said that she don’t want her career to be defined by a single fight only, she wants to prove to the word that she’s getting better as time goes by. The fighter has a competitive mind; her determination to win this match is high.
Miesha “Cupcake” Tate
Country: Tacome, Washington, USA
Current Rank: #2 Bantamweight Title
Record: 17(W) – 5(L) – 0(D)
Tate is one of the most prominent women name in UFC, she have secured a four winning streak under the ZUFFA banner, and her most recent campaign was with Jessice Eye, wherein she won via unanimous decision. She was supposed to have a match against Ronda Rousey but the fight didn’t pushed through, with that she was about to test Holly Holm and on hope of having the championship bantamweight title.
As for the style that she will use on her upcoming fight against Holm, Cupcake said that footwork will be an important factor. A solid game plan must be made according to Tate in order to be victorious in the end. Furthermore, she said that Holly is different from the other competitors out there, she also acknowledge the fact that her upcoming rival is really good in both boxing and kickboxing. Lastly she said that Holm is pretty dynamic and really know how to move.
Tate ensured that she won’t be intimidated by her competitor and is expected to deliver a good stunt on this upcoming battle.
The fast pace on the match is expected to be use by Tate over Holm since the fighter works slow on a fight. But of course people can never set aside the fact that Holm’s timing on her recent match against Rousey works in order to secure a win.
This is pretty much unpredictable since both fighters have a different style on fighting – Holm is into kickboxing while Tate is more onto wrestling. But many fans believe that this match is in favored of the Preacher’s Daughter after her momentum win against Rousey.
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