Confidence is a hell of a drug. On paper Miesha Tate is completely unprepared to handle the striking acumen of UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Luckily for Tate paper makes for a disgusting cupcake topping and blind belief in your ability should cover any flaws in the game plan to stand/trade with Holm on the feet.
Despite not having a knockout win on her fight resume October 2009; Tate has enough confidence in her hands to strike with Holm at UFC 196. It’s a bold strategy considering Tate was outworked on the feet by Ronda Rousey in both of their fights. If after beating Rousey via head kick Holm goes on to lose by the one punch knockout power of Miesha Tate at UFC 196 just shut MMA down.
Nothing makes sense anymore. Miesha Tate knocking women out with her bare hands is world MMA just isn’t ready for.