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UFC 168: Miesha Tate Deserves Credit For Hanging Tough With Ronda Rousey

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Ronda Rousey finished off her opponents in the first round in her last seven matches. Misha Tate was able to hang in there for longer than Rousey had hoped.

Despite being submitted via the dreaded armbar from Rousey, Tate had done something that no other female UFC Fighter has been able to do: hang with Rousey for more than one round. As matter of fact, Tate survived a little more than two rounds from Rousey, which has never been done before in her professional career in either Strikeforce or the UFC.

This was a remarkable job from Tate, but let us be honest — is there anyone else who could have the skill to hang around with an opponent who destroys arms for a living?

Tate has a bright future without a doubt. Even though she lost to Cat Zangano earlier this year, she is a very skillful and determined fighter. Dana White made the right decision to have her compete in UFC. Tate has a lot to offer for the sport itself and should be one of the top fighters in the women’s division.

For years to come. I believe that Tate is going to be Rousey’s biggest rival and potential threat when it comes to getting another shot at the UFC Bantaweight title once again. Tate is a very talented fighter, and there is no doubt in my mind that she will be go far. Perhaps some day, she will take the title back; but for this moment, it is Rousey that has won Round 2 of this growing rivalry.

Tylor Walden is a Denver Broncos writer for Rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @TylorDWalden, “like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.