Ronda Rousey next in line for title shot against Tate
Following Miesha Tate’s victory over Holly Holm at UFC 196, Dana White announced that Ronda Rousey will be her next opponent.
Miesha Tate choked out Holly Holm in the 5th round of the co-main event on Saturday night to win the women’s bantamweight title. At the post-fight press conference, Tate said that it didn’t matter to her who she fought next and that she would leave that decision up to the UFC.
Following the fights, UFC President Dana White appeared on the ESPN post-fight showhttp://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=14913009 where he announced that Ronda Rousey would be the first in line to challenge Miesha for her title.
“No, I think that Ronda now will fight Miesha Tate for the title. That’s what’s gonna happen,” said Dana White in response to whether Holm will get an immediate rematch. “That’s what I said before this fight even happened, whoever wins tonight will fight Ronda for the title.”
When asked about Ronda’s opinion of how the fight between Tate and Holm went down, White said that Ronda wasn’t even watching the fight.
“I texted Ronda and she said ‘what happened?’ and I said Miesha just choked her unconscious. She said ‘it looks like I gotta get back to work.’”
Miesha Tate and Ronda Rousey have fought twice already, with Ronda winning both fights via armbar.