Fresh off her victory vs. Holly Holm at UFC 196 on Saturday night: Miesha Tate, the newly-crowned Bantamweight Champion of the world, got quick news from UFC executives re: who she will be defending her title against.
You may have heard of her, her name is Ronda Rousey.
Dana White, UFC’s President, was asked by Artem Safarov of Bloody Elbow if Holly Holm would be getting a rematch — and his response:
“No, I think that Ronda will now fight Miesha Tate for the title – that’s what’s gonna happen … that’s what I said before this fight even happened. Whoever wins tonight will fight Ronda for the title.”
Per Safarov’s report, White also mentioned Rousey “wasn’t watching the fight,” but, when he texted her with the result — she responded: “Looks like I gotta get back to work.”
“Ronda Rousey has worked very hard for three and a half years for this company,” White said. “She did everything that was asked, and went above and beyond the call of duty. If she wants to stay out until October, I will let her do that.”
This will (potentially) be the third time Rousey and Tate square off, the first two times have been won by Rousey via armbar submission.
Let’s get it on.