UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate inks new deal with the UFC

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate (photo credit Mark J. Rebilas © USA Today Sports)

After capturing the UFC Women’s Bantamweight Championship last month, Miesha Tate has now signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC.

Tate’s team at KHI Management tweeted out a picture of her signing the new deal on Tuesday.

Tate captured the belt at UFC 196 from Holly Holm, choking her out in the fifth round with a rear naked choke. The win was her fifth straight in the UFC, and she hopes to defend that title sometime this summer.

Penick’s Analysis: Tate’s likely gotten herself a significant pay bump with pay-per-view points, which is likely not something she had before. Given she probably missed out on the pay-per-view cut received by Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, and probably Holm at UFC 196, she’s going to want to find her way onto that UFC 200 card. It’s entirely possible the Holm rematch is what the UFC books next, especially with Ronda Rousey not coming back until the end of the year, and inking a new deal beforehand is a good move for all parties involved.

[Photo (c) Mark J. Rebilas via USA Today Sports]

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