Miesha Tate and Amanda Nunes will battle it out for the women's bantamweight bout during the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 200 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, 9 July.
Where to watch live
The Main Card event starts at 3am BST (Sunday in the UK). Live coverage is on BT Sport 2 and BT Sport app. Live streaming of the link is available on UFC's official website. The fight between Miesha Tate v Amanda Nunes is set to start at 5am BST (Sunday in the UK).
Tate returns to the Octagon ring for the first time since UFC 196 where she beat Holly Holm to win the bantamweight championship. Tate has been in the news of late, more recently for her comments on superstar Ronda Rousey who she is desperate to fight.
Before that she will need to concentrate on UFC 200 in what will be her first title defence since her unexpected win on 5 March earlier this year. Tate is unbeaten in her last five fights and comes into this clash knowing that her technical skills make her very tough to beat.
Nunes too comes into this clash after winning her last three fights. UFC 196 saw her beat Valentina Shevchenko, achieving victory by a unanimous decision.
The Brazilian born fighter has lost only one bout in her five games so far and her training in jujitsu gives her an advantage over others, though with Tate also proficient technically, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top.
What they say:
Miesha Tate: "I just think I have more tenacity. I have more heart. I have more determination to be here and stay here than she does. She has a tendency to break in fights, and I have a tendency to break people in fights."
Amanda Nunes: "It's not true (on Tate's comment). I'm going to show everybody. I'm going to take this belt. Wait. Wait for Saturday and then we'll see if it is true or not."
Betting odds (betfair)
- Miesha Tate to win: 4/11
- Amanda Nunes to win: 21/10
Main Card Event
- Women's Bantamweight: Miesha Tate (c) vs Amanda Nunes
- Heavyweight: Brock Lesnar vs Mark Hunt
- Light Heavyweight: Daniel Cormier vs Anderson Silva
- Featherweight: Frankie Edgar vs Jose Aldo
- Heavyweight: Cain Velasquez vs Travis Browne