Tate backs Rousey to beat Holm

Former UFC title contender Miesha Tate backs Ronda Rousey to retain her bantamweight belt when she fights Holly Holm on November 14.

Tate is the only fighter who has lasted more than a round against Rousey, having lasted until the third round  before succumbing to an armbar in their December 2013 fight at UFC 168

This will be Rousey's seventh title defence and Tate feels that the fight will go the same way as all the other title defences went with another comfortable victory for the champion.

"If I had to pick, I'm definitely going with the champion," Tate said.

"It's nothing against (Holm)," Tate said. "I just don't think it's a good style match-up. I really don't."

Holm, who turned to MMA from boxing in 2011, has a 9-0 win-loss record and has only fought twice in the UFC.

"I don't think that she's going to be able to stop Ronda for 25 minutes from taking her down and beating her, even if she jabs and moves," Tate added.

"She (Holm) is going to have to run a lot, which means the champion is coming forward," she added. "And in order to become the champion, you have to beat the champion."

"So I'm kind of curious to see what kind of game plan they're going to try to put together to do that."

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