After submitting Holly Holm in March to win the UFC women’s bantamweight title, Miesha Tate isn’t wasting any time getting back into the Octagon, as she will defend her crown for the first time against Brazil’s Amanda Nunes on the historic UFC 200 card at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 9.
In the main event of UFC 200, it’s the welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor.
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A women’s MMA pioneer, former Strikeforce champion Tate added UFC championship gold to her trophy case when she handed Holm her first pro MMA loss with a stirring fifth-round finish. Now eager to extend her current five-fight winning streak in her adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Tate is putting everything on the line against the fourth-ranked Nunes, who has defeated Shayna Baszler, Sara McMann and Valentina Shevchenko in her last three bouts.