In the 5th round it appeared as though Holm was en route to her first successful title defense, however Tate managed to ultimately secure a rear naked choke win to claim the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
At UFC 200, McGregor and Diaz will have their highly anticipated rematch, however Tate will fight Amanda Nunes rather than have a rematch with Holm.
Holm discussed her first fight with Tate to MMAMania, saying:
“I definitely feel like our fight had more competitiveness. I feel like our fight was more competitive than the main event that night as far as… yes I lost my belt, but I was winning the fight and it kind of creates this curiosity of what would happen in a rematch. I don’t know. Hopefully they will put something together. But obviously it’s going to be a while. After UFC 200, if she still has the belt, who knows how much time she is going to want to take off. That’s what’s frustrating is that, man, I want to fight for that rematch, but it might be a while so I have to see if they want to give me a different fight. Maybe Zingano or Pena, but they put them together. Right now it just seems like I’ll be hanging out for awhile, and it’s frustrating.”