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Holly Holm Eyes UFC 300 Comeback: A Rematch With Miesha Tate?

In the dynamic and ever-evolving world of mixed martial arts, few narratives are as gripping as the prospect of a high-profile rematch. This is particularly true when the combatants involved are of the caliber of Holly Holm and Miesha Tate.

Yet, despite what seems like a perfect setup for a dramatic second showdown, the stars are not aligning as fans might hope.

The Stage Is Set- But Is It?

It is a scenario ripe for a blockbuster rematch. Holly Holm, known as “The Preacher’s Daughter,” is looking to make her grand return to the octagon at UFC 300.

Holmes / IG / As we edge closer to UFC 300, set for April 13 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the buzz surrounding a potential rematch between these two stalwarts of women’s MMA is palpable.


Her last appearance ended in a no-contest against Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC on ESPN 49 in July. On the other side, Miesha Tate, fresh off her third-round submission victory over Julia Avila at UFC on ESPN 52 in December, seems to be in an ideal position to re-enter the ring with Holm.

With their recent performances, both women have laid the groundwork for what could be a sensational rematch.

JacksonWink MMA, Holm’s team in Albuquerque, fueled the speculation by announcing on social media that Holm was targeting UFC 300 for her return, with Tate being the ideal opponent. This announcement sparked excitement among fans, who have been eager to witness these two athletes square off once again.

A History to Remember

The history between Holm and Tate is not just a footnote in MMA lore. It is a chapter that deserves a revisit. Their first encounter at UFC 196 in March 2016 was nothing short of cinematic. Tate, then 37, snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by submitting Holm, 42, in the fifth round, claiming the women’s bantamweight title.

Miesha  IG / For Tate, a second fight against Holm might not align with her career trajectory or personal goals.

This victory was a spectacular finish that shattered Holm’s unbeaten streak in MMA. For Tate, it was a career-defining moment, and for Holm, a bitter pill that has since lingered.

The Rematch That Never Was

Fast forward to the present, and the anticipation for a rematch has only grown. However, according to Holm’s longtime manager, Lenny Fresquez, this much-awaited rematch is facing hurdles.

This revelation adds a layer of complexity to the narrative. Why would Tate, who is in a logical position to accept the fight, decline the opportunity? Is it a strategic move, or is there more than meets the eye?

Miesha / IG / Speaking to MMA Junkie, Fresquez claimed that Tate has turned down the fight three times.

Looking Ahead

As we approach UFC 300, the question of whether this rematch will materialize remains unanswered. While Holm’s camp seems eager and ready, Tate’s hesitance adds an element of uncertainty. The MMA community can only speculate and hope. In a sport where fortunes can change in a split second, the possibility of a surprise announcement always looms.

In the end, whether or not Holm and Tate meet again in the octagon, their first encounter will remain a seminal moment in MMA history. It is a reminder of this sport’s unpredictability and sheer excitement. As for UFC 300, it promises to be an event filled with anticipation, hope, and the ever-present thrill of the unknown. Whether it includes the Holm-Tate rematch or not, it will undoubtedly be a spectacle worthy of the sport’s rich and vibrant narrative.

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