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Miesha Tate says third fight against Ronda Rousey would be different

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Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has had her fair share of rivalry in the UFC and the most notable one being with her arch-rival Ronda Rousey, who ruled the bantamweight division for a long time.

Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate fought for the first time at Strike Force in 2012. In that fight, Ronda Rousey defeated Miesha Tate via armbar submission in the first round. They again fought in a rematch at UFC 168 and the rematch went the way like the first fight and Rousey was able to defeat Tate again by armbar submission.

Miesha Tate vs Ronda Rousey 3

Following the loss to Ronda Rousey at UFC 168 in 2013, Miesha Tate went on an incredible five-fight winning streak in the UFC and ultimately became the bantamweight champion by defeating Holly Holm at UFC 196.

Miesha Tate vs Ronda Rousey 3?

She eventually lost the title to Amanda Nunes and retired from the sport. With her coming out of retirement to fight Marion Reneau in July, ‘Cupcake’ wants a trilogy fight against Ronda Rousey.

Speaking on SiriusXM, Tate said that a rematch against Ronda would go much different than their first two fight.

There’s not a doubt in my mind it would be different, for sure,” Miesha Tate told MMA on SiriusXM regarding a Rousey trilogy matchup. “I’m just so different myself, I don’t know how to explain, I just want you guys to see it on July 17. Just things that I didn’t realize and I didn’t compute before as a fighter and things I feel like I’m finally picking up at this stage in my life. I don’t know, call it maturity, maybe sitting back observing this sport, watching, and not being under the pressure to compete all the time has allowed me to kind of look at this in a more cerebral way.

I used to very much be a brawler and tough, I still have the mental toughness, I still have the fight but I feel like for the first time I’m tapping into my fight IQ and really going to go about things in a different way than I did before. At least to start fights. Fights are fights, right? It’s liable to get crazy at any point. But I’m much different than I ever was before.” Tate concluded. (H/T –

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