Watch former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate breakdown the UFC 207 main event title fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey.
The Brazilian, Nunes, put on the finest performance of her career against “Rowdy”, battering the former champion with punches until the referee mercifully stepped in to stop the contest just 48-seconds in to the opening round.
Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey are long time rivals and have fought twice in the past with “Rowdy” emerging victorious in both contests by way of submission (armbar).
Tate and Rousey first met under the Strikeforce banner in March of 2012 with Ronda earning a first-round submission victory, thus earning the promotions women’s bantamweight championship.
The bitter rivals would meet again in December of 2013 at UFC 168 with Rousey once again earning a submission victory this time in the fights third-round.
Following her lopsided loss to “The Lioness”, Ronda Rousey released the following statement to ESPN regarding her fighting future:
“I want to say thank you to all of my fans who have been there for me in not only the greatest moments but in the most difficult ones,” Rousey stated. “Words cannot convey how much your love and support means to me.
“Returning to not just fighting, but winning, was my entire focus this past year. However, sometimes – even when you prepare and give everything you have and want something so badly – it doesn’t work how you planned. I take pride in seeing how far the women’s division has come in the UFC and commend all the other women who have been part of making this possible, including Amanda.
“I need to take some time to reflect and think about the future. Thank you for believing in me and understanding.”
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