Liz Carmouche figures Miesha Tate is a better fighter than Ronda Rousey, though their rematch will have the same outcome as the first one. The original fight saw Rousey use the armbar in round one to capture the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title. It was moved to the UFC ranks within the year.
“Tate is the more well-rounded fighter, but Ronda has already shown she has the tools in her chest to take that fight,” said Carmouche to Fight Magazine. “She’s done it before and now people have more footage on Ronda and think they can prepare. She’s a tough athlete and I can see her coming out with the win again.”
Since their first encounter, Rousey has taken a pair of title defenses with the first UFC one being opposite Carmouche. For Rousey, no fight has ever needed the second round.
Tate was named a last minute replacement for Cat Zingano’s coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Zingano beat Tate to earn the coaching role, but an injury changed everything.
The two are currently filming TUF and are set for UFC 168 on December 28. It will be the final UFC card of 2013.