Early, very early, this morning it was announced that undefeated UFC bantamweight Holly Holm would be fighting champion Ronda Rousey at UFC 195. Sounds pretty good right, another undefeated vs. undefeated story line to run with….but what happened to Miesha Tate?
After Tate’s win over Jessica Eye, which was set up as a potential number one contender match, it was almost a fact that she would be stepping into the octagon with Rousey for the third time. Tate did mention in recent interviews that she hadn’t received the call from the UFC yet, and that she wasn’t going to get herself all worked up about it, since things Dana White say don’t always happen like he says.
Looks like she was right. Needless to say, everyone in the MMA community was pretty shocked at the announcement.
Check out how they reacted on Twitter:
The fans are sleeping on Holly Holm, the gym she trains at, and the coaching staff she has with her. They'll have her ready
— Will Brooks (@ILLxWillBrooks) August 21, 2015
Holly holm vs Rousey?!? Whaaaaat? Trying to figure out what's going on.
— Scott “Hot Sauce” Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) August 21, 2015
@_HOLLYHOLM is the only one that have a chance to beat @RondaRousey…it should be a good close fight
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) August 21, 2015
Went to sleep Rousey vs Tate, woke up Rousey vs Holm. That's proof you miss out when you're sleeping!
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) August 21, 2015
This Holly chick ain't ready for Rowsy
— Robert Whiteford (@Flyinjudoka) August 21, 2015
Looks like Vegas for New Years. I thought Nunes has been more impressive than Holm, but I'll take this over another Tate fight. #UFC195
— Josh Samman (@JoshSamman) August 21, 2015
HELL YEAH @_HOLLYHOLM !!! I believe in you, sister!!!!! @ufc
— Julie Kedzie (@julesk_fighter) August 21, 2015
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