Miesha Tate has gained a reputation for her work inside the cage, and behind the desk as an analyst. Naturally, the two run together.
Tate defends her UFC Bantamweight Championship at UFC 200 against Amanda Nunes, who has been known to fade later in fights after strong starts. Tate knows this, and is looking to expose Nunes on Saturday night.
"I just think I have more tenacity. I have more heart. I have more determination to be here and to stay here than she does. She has a tendency to break in fights, and I have a tendency to break people in fights,” said Tate at Wednesday's UFC 200 pre-fight press conference.
While Nunes said that wasn't the case her fights have certainly played out that way pretty consistently.
"It's not true," Nunes said at the same presser. "I'm going to show everybody. I'm going to take this belt. Wait for Saturday. We'll see if it is true or not."
Tate, on the other hand, has gained a reputation for getting better as the fight goes on, even if it comes dangerously late. Tate is riding a five fight winning streak, the second longest of any woman in UFC history, behind rival Ronda Rousey.
Miesha Tate will defend her UFC Bantamweight Championship against the #4-ranked Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fightful.com will have full coverage of all of International Fight Week events, including post-show analysis and podcasts following UFC 200.
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