By Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Newly crowned UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate won’t be waiting very long for her first fight as champion. Tate, who defeated Holly Holm at UFC 196, will take on Amanda Nunes at UFC 200, the organization announced on Wednesday via Twitter.
It was originally expected to be Miesha Tate vs. Ronda Rousey later on this year after UFC president Dana White said the winner of Tate-Holm at 196 would take on Rousey. But now, Tate will take the same course as Holm, who also did not want to wait for a rematch with Rousey later on this year.
Tate is on a five-fight winning streak since losing her last title shot to Rousey. Nunes has won four of her last five fights and is on a three-fight winning streak.