4. Miesha Tate Defeats Holly Holm

To close out 2015, Holly Holm kicked Ronda Rousey in the head and sent her to Hollywood to make movies. All of a sudden it looked like there was a new queen of the women’s bantamweight division.

Rousey’s loss had something of a career-resurging impact on Miesha Tate. The UFC was hesitant to book a 3rd bout between Tate and Rousey, so there was not much for her to do. She even said she was considering retirement. Then Holly beat Rousey, and all of a sudden Tate was in line for the next title shot.

Tate had no answer for Holly standing, but on the ground she had a significant advantage, and had already almost ended the fight once earlier in the fight. Then in the fifth round, Tate got the biggest win of her career.

Of course Amanda Nunes knocked her out in the 1st round at UFC 200, but that doesn’t erase what was a great memory for Tate at UFC 196.

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