Why Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes is the Perfect Fight

Holly Holm (left) lost her only title defense to Miesha Tate. Photo Courtesy: YouTube.com
Holly Holm (left) lost her only title defense to Miesha Tate (right). Photo Courtesy: YouTube.com

By Kyler Kuehler

Miesha Tate vs. Amanda Nunes for the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship was just recently announced as one of many great fights to take place in Las Vegas for UFC 200 on July 9. When this fight was announced many fans did not agree with this match up and thought that either Holly Holm or Ronda Rousey should have received the next crack against the newly crowned champion.

It is easy to understand why fans were not happy with the decision, but before anyone starts complaining and how possibly dumb this fight may sound let’s look at why this fight is a perfect matchup and will be worth watching.

First off, Tate is possibly one of the toughest fighters, if not the toughest fighter to compete in MMA with her well-rounded wrestling and combination of striking that has proven to be a difficult challenge to her opponents. This was on display in her fights against both former champions Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey.

Also her chin is very tough and she has survived many hard hitting impacts. Fans would love to see how tough her chin is against Amanda Nunes, who as everyone knows possesses deadly striking that has lead her to nine of her 12 victories coming by knockout. With the strikes that Nunes throws, Nunes could be just what Tate needs to win and not only become champion, but add the biggest win under her belt and show the world why she is the most dangerous woman to face in the women’s division of the UFC.

It will also be worth seeing just how well Nunes holds up against a well-rounded wrestler like Tate as she has great takedown defense and to see her be able to stand toe to toe with a wrestler would be amazing and convince everyone that she stands a great chance against defeating Tate and finally receive the respect from the rest of the women’s division that she has been longing to have.

This fight would even be great for Tate to prove to everyone why she is the toughest female athlete in the UFC and that she does still have a chance to defeat Ronda Rousey by putting on another great performance against a really tough challenge, thus showing how tough and dangerous she is among other female fighters.

Whether you are looking forward to this fight or not, it still is worth watching and what makes it even better is that it is a part of possibly the biggest UFC event ever to ever air. That being said, this fight will most likely be big and well worth our time and money.

The only thing left to say is, in the name of Bruce Buffer, “IT’S TIME!”