Former Strikeforce women’s champion Miesha Tate had previously pushed Ronda Rousey longer than anyone else until Liz Carmouche took her to the final seconds of the first round at UFC 157: Rousey vs. Carmouche Saturday night.
Rousey, however, eventually locked on her patented armbar and secured a seventh straight victory – much like she did vs. Tate when the two meet for the Strikeforce title last year.
Now, as Tate prepares to face Cat Zingano in April at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, she wants nothing more than a second chance to hand Rousey her first loss.
“I got her back in the first fight and I guarantee if I get it in the second one, I’m going to rip her face off,” said Tate, during the post-fight show on FUEL TV. “She did get sloppy giving her back up (to Carmouche), and that’s a habit I’ve picked up on.”
Carmouche, a decisive underdog entering the first female fight in the UFC, mounted Rousey early in the first and tried to secure a rear-naked choke before settling for a face crank. “Rowdy” was able to shake her off and eventually worked her way to the ground and locked in the armbar.