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The fight between Miesha Tate and Holly Holm took place at UFC 196 on March 5, 2016. It was a highly anticipated bout in the women’s bantamweight division, as both fighters were skilled and accomplished in their own right.

Holly Holm entered the fight as the reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion, having gained widespread recognition for her striking abilities, particularly her boxing and kickboxing skills. She had made headlines just a few months prior to this fight by stunning the MMA world with a knockout victory over Ronda Rousey, ending Rousey’s undefeated streak and taking the title from her.

Miesha Tate, on the other hand, was a formidable grappler with a relentless fighting style. She had already fought for the title once before against Ronda Rousey but had come up short on both occasions.

Holly Holm vs Miesha Tate 2016

During the fight, Holly Holm showcased her striking prowess, using her footwork and movement to keep Tate at bay in the early rounds. Tate, aware of Holm’s striking advantage, tried to close the distance and take the fight to the ground where she could utilize her grappling skills.

As the fight progressed, Tate showed her resilience and determination, refusing to back down despite facing adversity in the stand-up exchanges. In the fifth and final round, with Holm ahead on the scorecards, Tate managed to take Holm down and eventually secured a rear-naked choke submission.

In a stunning turn of events, Miesha Tate forced Holly Holm to tap out, winning the fight and claiming the UFC women’s bantamweight title. This victory marked a significant moment in Tate’s career, as she finally became a UFC champion after years of hard work and determination.

The bout between Miesha Tate and Holly Holm remains one of the most memorable fights in women’s MMA history, showcasing the unpredictable nature of the sport and the heart and skill of both fighters involved.

Apart from her accomplishments inside the cage, Tate has also been an advocate for women’s MMA and has worked as a commentator and analyst. Her contributions have been influential in elevating the status of women’s mixed martial arts in the UFC and beyond.


March 6, 2016


Holly Holm045410018Loss
Miesha Tate04938222025Win

Box Score

# Fighter Position Outcome rating
Holly Holm- 0
Miesha Tate- 0

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