In the main event of UFC 194, Holly Holm put on one of the most spectacular performances in UFC history as she dominated Ronda Rousey en route to a 2nd round head kick KO win. In her first title defense, Holm fought Miesha Tate. Unfortunately for Holm, despite winning most of the fight, Tate pulled off a late 5th round submission to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship.
During a recent interview with Submission Radio, Holm’s head coach Mike Winkeljohn spoke about how he believes a rematch between Holm and Rousey would go, as well as how he believes a rematch between Holm and Tate would go.
“You know what, I think that Ronda knows that she’s already beaten Miesha twice,” Winkeljohn told Submission Radio. “So if she’s going to come back, I think she was a little intimidated by Holly coming back and that, you know, it won’t change her fight with Ronda. I’m still very confident that if Holly fights Ronda it would be the same outcome again just because the way their styles are, and I think it will be different next time she fights Miesha. I think Miesha has improved as a fighter and I think she’s tremendous at what she does, so I love the competition and I think the fans want to see more of it, what these ladies can do.”
While UFC President Dana White has stated that Tate will defend her championship against Ronda Rousey, Winkeljohn hopes that Holm will get the chance to avenge her loss to Tate at UFC 200.
“I don’t think Ronda Rousey is anywhere close to coming back anyway. So hopefully Miesha is willing to pay back Holly. Holly didn’t wait for Ronda, gave Miesha a shot at it and hopefully Miesha repays the favour.”