Remember UFC 146? It was an all-Heavyweight pay-per-view (PPV) main card put together by the world's leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion.
That special event took place back in May 2012, before the first-ever women's bout in UFC was held and Ronda Rousey (12-0) was christened Ultimate Fighting Championship's (UFC) first female titleholder.
Nearly three years after that testosterone-fueled night in Anaheim, Calif., it appears UFC 195, which takes place on Jan. 2, 2016, is shaping up to be the polar opposite -- an all-female main card.
In the whirlwind of fight announcements (read about those here and here) made by UFC yesterday (Fri., Aug. 21, 2015), including Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm for the 135-pound title in the main event, one more is being reportedly targeted to take place on the same night inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Just spoke to @danawhite about the @RondaRousey @_HOLLYHOLM fight...he says he'd like @MieshaTate vs. Amanda Nunes on the card.— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) August 21, 2015
As first reported by Los Angeles Times' Lance Pugmire, UFC President Dana White is hopeful to have the "disappointed" Miesha Tate -- once declared the No. 1 contender to fight Rousey -- fight on the same card as "Rowdy."
The match up of Top 10-ranked women's Bantamweight fighters would join the Rousey-Holm collision and Strawweight title rematch of Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia Gadelha as the third female fight on the PPV card.
Tate (17-5) was blindsided by the announcement made by Rousey on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday, but the 29-year-old winner of four-straight fights could have the last laugh if she's able to dispatch of Amanda Nunes (11-4), who recently took down Sara McMann in spectacular fashion (highlights here) at UFC Fight Night 73 earlier this month.
It's a great, very formidable consolation prize.
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