Holly Holm Defeated by Miesha Tate in UFC Bantamweight Title Fight

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Miesha Tate applies the winning chokehold against Holly Holm. (Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

Miesha Tate applies the winning chokehold against Holly Holm. (Credit: Wally Skalij/Los Angeles Times)

[Breaking news update, posted at 9:34 p.m. PT]

Miesha Tate has defeated Holly Holm by submission in round 5 of their UFC title match.

[Original story, posted at 8:50 p.m. PT]

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate for Women’s Bantamweight Title

In November, Holm scored one of the most consequential upsets in the history of the sport, knocking out the formerly unbeaten superstar Ronda Rousey. UFC initially wanted to hold off Holm’s first title defense for Rousey’s return, but Rousey didn’t want to return until the fall so Tate gets the opportunity here. Tate has been one of the best fighters in her division for years and is a formidable challenge for Holm. If Holm loses, it takes a lot of the steam off a Holm/Rousey rematch for the title that could be the biggest money fight in the history of the sport.

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