Miesha Tate Stuns Everyone With The Win Over Holly HolmHolly Holm seemed well on her way to retaining the UFC women's bantamweight championship on Saturday night.
Then Miesha Tate scored one of the most stunning finishes in mixed martial arts history.
Tate won the title at 3:30 of the final round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for her fifth straight victory.
[su_quote cite="Miesha Tate"]"I knew I had to finish the fight, I knew I had to be perfect in the fifth round."[/su_quote]
Tate had very nearly finished the bout in the second round, dominating from bell to bell and securing a rear-naked choke in the final minute.
But Holm (10-1), who had won the opening round, regained control and won the third, fourth, and appeared to be winning the fifth. She stuffed every Tate takedown attempt in that time frame up until the final, fateful attempt.For fighting Holm she reportedly received just $46,000, plus the same amount again for clinching victory. On a broader scale Tate’s triumph at the MGM Grand Garden Arena now means that there is all kinds of interest and intrigue in the women’s bantamweight division.