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. Tate advanced to side control and used the advantageous position to work at Holm's face with elbows and punches.
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Video : Miesha Tate chokes out Holly Holm in stunning championship victory. - Vidéo Dailymotion
Tate, who was a Strikeforce champion before losing her belt to Ronda Rousey in , choked Holm unconscious in the fifth round. Holm was more than a favorite in the fight. Had the fight gone to the judges, the final frame was crucial. But Tate rendered all that meaningless by handing Holm the first loss of her MMA career , which came in her first title defense after upsetting Ronda Rousey to win the belt this past November. After fight-day cancellation, Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick rebooked for UFC
Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate Results: Winner and Reaction from UFC 196
A few months ago, Miesha Tate was contemplating retirement. Passed by for a title shot and seemingly in no man's land despite four straight wins in the UFC, Tate had no clear path toward gold. The whole career felt without purpose.
Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Ronda Rousey knocked out Miesha Tate in under a minute in Tate had been in Mixed Martial Arts for almost a decade.