There are a lot of talks online about the double headliners in the upcoming UFC 196. One involves Conor McGregor, who managed to go up in weight and still retain his UFC Featherweight Champion belt. The Irish fighter came to prominence after his 13-second knock out win against Jose Aldo, an unbeatable fighter for the last 10 years. Now, he is slated to challenge Rafael Dos Anjos in the lightweight division. Win or lose, featherweights Aldo and Frankie Edgar might go up against the MMA fighter afterwards.
As for the Holly Holm-Meisha Tate match, the path is quite clearer as former undefeated UFC fighter, Ronda Rousey, might fight the winner.
“If Holly Holm should win, the Holly-Ronda Rousey rematch is going to be the biggest fight ever in UFC history — if that rematch happens,” UFC President Dana White said furing his visit to the “Jalen and Jacoby Show.”
“Ronda went in against Holly Holm and tried to box with a boxer. Whereas Ronda’s game should have been going in and using her judo. Well, Miesha Tate will go for low singles, double legs, she’s going to try and wrestle Holly Holm,” White added, while weighing the odds of the upcoming fight.
both Holm and Tate had their chances against Rousey. However, while only Holm emerged victorious, Tate gave Rousey a run for her money. The usually dominant fighter, Rousey actually went to work to beat Tate in UFC 168.
Whatever happens to Holm vs Tate, it is almost confirmed that a November booking against Rousey will happen. Rousey’s return to the caged fighting ring will be exactly a year after her first loss in the hands of Holm.