In the co-main event of UFC 196, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate battled for nearly 5 full rounds. While it seemed that Holm was on her way to an impressive decision win to retain her UFC women’s bantamweight championship, Tate secured a late 5th round submission to win the bout.
Holm showed tremendous heart as she fought the choke, refusing to tap, while ultimately lead to her being choked unconscious.
On Max & Marcellus, UFC President Dana White had high praise for both women.
MMAFighting has the transcription:
“Holly Holm technically did everything right to fight the choke,” White said. “She went up against the fence so Miehsa couldn’t get her other hook in. Then Miesha held on to that choke so tight, she knew she was getting choked, so she got off the fence and tried to dump her on her head, and Miesha still didn’t let go. Those two women both, the way Miesha took that drop on the head, and the way Holly didn’t tap, gangsters.”
In regards to Holly Holm specifically, White stated:
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“She went out like a gangster,” White said on the Max and Marcellus show. “She get choked, she held on, she tried to fight the choke.”