Sunday, March 6, 2016

Miesha Tate Chokes Holly Holm Unconscious at UFC 196 (VIDEO)

I would've liked to watch it live, heh.

At USA Today, "Miesha Tate holds onto dream, opens world of possibility with defeat of Holly Holm."

Also at the Heavy, "WATCH: Miesha Tate Submits Holly Holm With Rear-Naked Choke."

And watch, "Holly Holm v. Miesha Tate (UFC 196) - Meisha WINS chokes out Holly."

Still more, at MMA Fighting, "UFC 196 results: Miesha Tate stuns Holly Holm with fifth-round submission":
LAS VEGAS -- Holly Holm seemed well on her way to retaining the UFC women's bantamweight championship on Saturday night.

Then Miesha Tate scored one of the most stunning finishes in mixed martial arts history.

Tate landed a swift takedown in the final two minutes of the fifth round at UFC 196 and landed a tight rear-naked choke. Holm tried to shake Tate off, and when she couldn't, went unconscious instead of tapping out.

Tate won the title at 3:30 of the final round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena for her fifth straight victory.

"I knew I had to finish the fight," said Tate (18-5). "I knew I had to be perfect in the fifth round."

Tate had very nearly finished the bout in the second round, dominating from bell to bell and securing a rear-naked choke in the final minute.

But Holm (10-1), who had won the opening round, regained control and won the third, fourth, and appeared to be winning the fifth. She stuffed every Tate takedown attempt in that time frame up until the final, fateful attempt.
Still more at MMA Mania, "UFC 196 results: Miesha Tate mounts incredible comeback, chokes Holly Holm unconscious to win Bantamweight belt late in final round."