Miesha Tate defeat Holly Holm in the 5th round via submission to become the new UFC bantamweight champion.
Tate pulled off the shocking upset when she held on to a rear-naked choke with all her might, clamping down until Holm lost consciousness to become the new women’s bantamweight champion.
“I knew I had to be patient and fight the perfect moment against a very calculated fighter,” Tate (18-5) said.
UFC President Dana White had this to say: “I think that Ronda now will fight Miesha Tate for the title. That’s what’s going to happen,” White said. “That’s what I said before this fight even happened. Whoever wins tonight will fight Ronda for the title.”