Last night we saw the making of Amanda Nunes when she faced Miesha Tate at UFC 200. This fight was supposed to be very energetic and at least reach 3 rounds. Although, Fans always want the fight to last full rounds. UFC 200 Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes started and was over in the first round when Miesha got trapped in Nunes rear naked choke. Nunes said to Dana White earlier that she will beat Miesha and become the new champion. And she proved it as well.
This was a good match and good for Amanda Nunes. But here is my concern on this match.
The Mess created in Women Division
Before discussing the Women Bantamweight Division give a look at the rankings just after the UFC 200. You can see the updated rankings here: RankingMMA
So Amanda Nunes gets the #1 spot in the table, which needs no explanations as she beat Miesha Tate to earn the title and gain #1 position. This match also earned match of the night as well.
So new lets break down to the mess created in Women Bantamweight division.
This is he first time Nunes faced Miesha Tate and she did not just beat her but made her tap out in the first round. So we know there is always a rematch between these two. I am gonna say that Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes 2 is a must match.
But there is more redemption left in Women Division as well. Holy Holm (#3 ranked), who was beat at UFC 196 by Tate. Holy will be facing Valentina Shevchenko (#9 ranked) at UFC on Fox on 23rd July 2016. A win for Holy will make her a strong contender for the Title shot as well.
But there is more to this messy revenge drama. Ronda Rousey (#4 ranked), who is the only Women Bantamweight champion to successfully defend her title. No other Bantam weight champion had achieved this. All of them lost their title in their first title defense. Ronda successfully defended her title in 5 matches. Before she lost to Holy Holm in 6th title defense.
Rousey is the most decorated and real champion of this division. And when she is returning there is no way she is not going for the title. May be not her first match will be the title shot but if she wins it she will be going for the title. May be we will see Miesha vs. Rousey 3 or may be we are going to see Rousey vs. Holm 2.
But here is what i will purpose for this mess, may be Dana White do not like my suggestions but i like them.
- I will like to see Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes 2 for the tittle again.
- Meanwhile, Ronda Rousey can fight Holy Holm on another night to get her redemption and the winner will earn the next title shot.
- Not considering to above two matches results, i would also like to see Meisha Tate vs Holy Holm 2 as well.
- But there is one women who is quickly climbing the lader as well, Julianna Pena (#5 ranked) she beat Cat Zingano at UFC 200. She is definitely the next most powerful contender for these four power women. I will love her to see fight next against Holy Holms or Ronda Rousey.
This women division is now filled with redemption and power strikers who are looking towards each other and want to quickly get on the top. To read the complete UFC 200 Miesha Tate vs Amanda Nunes analysis visit this UFC 200 Complete Review: Tate vs Nunes, Lesnar vs Hunt and more.