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UFC News: Miesha Tate predicts that Ronda Rousey will win at UFC 207

Jon Fuentes
592   //    03 Nov 2016, 15:21 IST
Former champ Miesha Tate is predicting a victory for her longtime rival Ronda Rousey at UFC 207

Former UFC women’s bantamweight, Miesha Tate, has had her fair share of bad blood with Ronda Rousey over the years, as the two women have met twice inside the Octagon; where ‘Rowdy’ Rousey submitted ‘Cupcake’ in each contest.

Tate was recently interviewed by ESPN to discuss her rival’s upcoming return bout against Amanda Nunes, the woman who took the title from Tate at UFC 200, stating that if Rousey is at her best for the bout, she believes the Glendale Fight Club product will emerge victorious:

"I think if Ronda is at her height, I would probably say Ronda [wins]. I always tend to favor grapplers. That's just my bias. I think it's more probable for a fight to go to the ground and get finished, than it is for a clean knockout. That's less common in women's MMA. So, if you factor that in, I think Ronda is the stronger grappler."

Nunes took the title from Tate in the main event at UFC 200 in July, in which ‘The Lioness’ utilised her ridiculous striking power to down Tate in the first round, and secure her first UFC title.

Rousey’s last Octagon appearance ended in rather dramatic fashion. The former champ was sent down with a crushing head kick, from the now former Bantamweight champ, Holly Holm, when they fought at UFC 193 in Australia.

The loss seemed to hit Rousey enough to make her retreat into the shadows for over a year, after the traumatic loss, which she admitted brought upon suicidal thoughts. Now Rousey is back at 100 percent and is ready to show to the world, that although she faced the bitter taste of defeat for the first time in her MMA career, she is still one of the ‘ baddest’ women on the planet.

Rousey and Nunes will meet in the main event of UFC 207 for the bantamweight title live on pay per view (PPV), from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 12, 2016.

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