‘I Always Like to Avenge Losses’ – Holly Holm Talks About a Potential Rematch With Miesha Tate

Published 04/07/2021, 9:50 AM EDT


Holly Holm and Miesha Tate are two of the best women’s bantamweight fighters around. The two have been former UFC bantamweight champions and have had a stellar career till now.

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The pair first fought each other back in 2016, Tate won that match and became the UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Recently, Holm talked about how she would be interested in fighting Tate again, but her eventual goal is to go for the belt.

“My plan is to compete for the belt, so if that fight ends up being on the way there. Then absolutely I always like to avenge losses no matter what, so yes, I would like to do that.”

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LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 5: Miesha Tate prior to her bout against UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

When a fighter or any sports person loses to a rival, they get so obsessed with their opponent that they lose sight of the actual goal. Holm knows that can be the case and talked about how she would not want to be in that situation.

“But I think sometimes you can get so fixated on one fight that you’re not focused on whatever is coming your way.”

eat for her.”Whatever gets you to the belt, that’s my ultimate goal, and it would be awesome if I could go through and do it all,” Avenge my loss (to Tate), then go to the belt.”

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What happened in the first fight between Holly Holm and Miesha Tate?

The first fight between the two happened almost five years ago, and since then both the fighters have grown. The UFC 196 match between the two fighters was also great to watch, and Holm shares his views on the fight.


“I knew I was ahead on the scorecards and honestly, maybe I felt like I was getting a little too complacent there. Instead of being, you know, still acting with that sense of urgency. And she got in I should have been fighting the hands before doing that you know I let her get it way too tight before I tried to shuck her off. Just a big mistake cost me everything but ill be back.”

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Holly Holm has shown interest in competing with Tate and Tate is all set to make her comeback into the UFC. Whether the two fighters meet inside the Octagon is unknown. But one thing is sure, if they do, the match is going to be phenomenal.

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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