Miesha Tate better enjoy the title while she has it, because she may not have it long.
Shortly after Tate beat Holly Holm, UFC president Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey will fight Tate when Rousey returns to the octagon sometime this year. White told ESPN:
That’s what’s going to happen. That’s what I said before this fight even happened. Whoever wins tonight will fight Ronda for the title.
Tate beat Holm on Saturday night during UFC 196 in Las Vegas. Tate submitted Holm with a rear-naked choke at the 3:30 mark of the final round of their 135-pound title fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena.
While Rousey, who was knocked out by Holm last November, won’t get her rematch the we all expected, she will now face someone — Tate — she’s defeated twice with armbars. ]White told ESPN that he texted Rousey to inform her of what happened in the fight between Tate and Holm, and someone captured her reaction, which was one of typical Rousey fashion.
Rousey is already back in the gym training, and is set to face Tate in what looks to be a November date that isn’t officially set yet. What will make this even more interesting: The two are bitter enemies and can’t stand each other.