Rousey vs Tate 2 slated for year-end UFC 168 pay-per-view

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Rousey vs Tate 2 slated for year-end UFC 168 pay-per-view

Postby Chaelp4p » Jul 2. 2013, 17:43

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LAS VEGAS – The UFC's annual year-end pay-per-view event will have at least one title fight.

On Monday UFC President Dana White said the rematch between women's bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) and challenger Miesha Tate (13-4 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will be part of the card.

Additional sources told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) the event will take place Dec. 28, in Las Vegas, as UFC 168.

"Ronda and Miesha is just – leading up to that fight, that's going to be nasty," White said.

The two women currently serve are serving as head coaches on the 18th season of "The Ultimate Fighter" reality series, which also tapes in Las Vegas and features both male and female bantamweights vying for UFC contracts. Tate, who lost her Strikeforce belt to Rousey in early 2012, stepped into a spot left open by Cat Zingano, who beat her to earn the coaching opportunity with Rousey. However, just prior to taping, Zingano was forced to withdraw due to a knee injury and subsequent surgery.

According to White, the on-set tension between Rousey and Tate is more than palpable.

"I'm telling you, they hate each other so bad," he said. "You're going to see a lot of blur marks. Every f---ing time [Ronda is] seeing her, she's flipping off and getting in her face."

Divulging specifics would be a no-no prior to the reality show's debut, but White said the enmity carries over to Tate's boyfriend and trainer, UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway, whom the champ attacked in a previous interview with MMAjunkie.com.

"Miesha by herself isn't that bad," Rousey said at the time. "Miesha in combination with her pet boyfriend, Mr. Tate, is frickin' something else. She's different when he's around. I can't stand him. I really feel like if she wasn't with him, she would fight better and she would be a better person.

"He's always glued to her hip because if he's not next to her, no one ever notices him."

Caraway responded: "If she doesn't like me, then she doesn't, but this isn't about me. This season of 'TUF' is about Miesha, Ronda and the fighters on their teams."

On a positive note, White said this season's "TUF" fights will deliver action. He said he's "really happy" with the female bantamweights' performances and said there's "good talent" in the division, which Rousey opened up in February by headlining UFC 157 opposite title challenger Liz Carmouche. It was the first female fight in UFC history.

Rousey will soon grace the cover of "UFC Magazine," which adds to a growing list of front-page gigs for the champ.

When "TUF 18" debuts Sept. 4 on FOX Sports 1, the buildup to her rematch with Tate kicks into high gear.

"It's not reality bulls--t," White said. "It's complete and total hatred. They hate each other."

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Re: Rousey vs Tate 2 slated for year-end UFC 168 pay-per-view

Postby fightfan306 » Jul 2. 2013, 20:28

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Re: Rousey vs Tate 2 slated for year-end UFC 168 pay-per-view

Postby MANTIS TOBOGGAN » Jul 2. 2013, 20:41

Lol Rhonda said herself she doesn't hate Tate
She said she doesn't like her but she doesn't hate her..they both highly respect/dislike each other..
Ufc just tryn to hype It as usual.lol
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Re: Rousey vs Tate 2 slated for year-end UFC 168 pay-per-view

Postby Chaelp4p » Jul 2. 2013, 21:28

mantis toboggan wrote:Lol Rhonda said herself she doesn't hate Tate
She said she doesn't like her but she doesn't hate her..they both highly respect/dislike each other..
Ufc just tryn to hype It as usual.lol

I saw a interview of Ronda's and she said that she didnt really hate Miesha that much and it was mostly her boyfriend. i saw some interviews of them both saying that they do have a respect for each other. :lol: Dana is gonna try up the shit out of that season.
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Re: Rousey vs Tate 2 slated for year-end UFC 168 pay-per-view

Postby affinity » Jul 3. 2013, 14:34

Incredible UFC event

Ronda vs Miesha 2 will be one of the greatest MMA match ups.

This should influence a women's division becoming standard feature for the UFC videogame series and include female MMA fighter in the
fighter creation options, expanding with each sequel.
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