Miesha Tate mötte under nattens gala Amanda Nunes under UFC 200 i Las Vegas där hon skulle försvara bantamviktsbältet och förlorade via rear-naked choke i första ronden. Tate tog bältet från Holly Holm under UFC 196 och detta skulle bli Tates första titelförsvar.
Miesha berättar att hon kommer att komma tillbaka starkare efter förlusten:
It’s a long road, but I think that’s kind of my personality, I’m kind of a juggernaut when it comes to this sport. One fight doesn’t make or break me. I’m obviously disappointed with what I did tonight. I know Amanda was a fast starter, and I played with fire a little bit too much. But you know, she caught me, and I wasn’t able to recover. And I was hoping to drag this fight to a little bit later.
Like I said, I knew she was dangerous in the first round, but with that being said, it’s always going to be a learning experience, and I just want to thank everybody who stays by my side, win or lose. Thank you.
Tate segrade senast mot Holm via en rear-naked choke när de möttes i mars och var då underdog. Hon tror tror dock inte att det var pressen som påverkade henne i denna matchen.
I don’t think it affected me inside the cage. I trained very hard for this fight, I just got caught. She she me with a really solid right hand and this is what I’m talking about.
This is what I’ve been telling everybody is that Amanda is very worthy to be here. She’s very dangerous, particularly in that first round. And maybe if we get a chance to do it again it can be different. But tonight it what it is. It’s not about me tonight, it’s about Amanda. She did what she came to do and I have the utmost respect for her, and I just hope that some day I get a chance to fight her again. If she would give me that opportunity I would be grateful.