Miesha Tate will not be getting the next crack at UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey as promised by UFC President Dana White following her win over Jessica Eye earlier this month.
Rousey (12-0 MMA) today told American TV that rather than Tate (17-5 MMA), she’s slated to fight former pro boxer Holly Holm (9-0 MMA) on Jan 2 at UFC 195
UFC President Dana White subsequently confirmed the news on twitter.
— Dana White (@danawhite) August 21, 2015
Rousey (12-0) is coming off a 34-second knockout victory over Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Rio de Janeiro, following wins over Alexis Davis and Cat Zingano in 14 and 16 seconds respectively.
Holm, 33, is undefeated since crossing over to mixed martial arts after a successful career as a boxer, where she posted a 33-2-3 record and held the IBA and WBF world titles. Holm has defeated Raquel Pennington and Marlon Reneau via split decision and unanimous decision respectively since joining the ZUFFA ranks.