Strikeforce Results: What Is Next for Miesha Tate After Brutal Loss?

G DAnalyst IIIMarch 4, 2012

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The one problem women's mixed martial arts has come to see is its inconsistent depth in the division.

However, with the sport on the upswing it's likely we'll see a change in growth over the next several years as it's popularity continues to soar.

The inconsistent depth of women's MMA—specifically the Strikeforce bantamweight division—results in a difficult time for matchmaking.

As we've seen, Ronda Rousey was able to escape last night's main event without a single scratch en route to becoming the newest bantamweight champion in the world.

Rousey's next opponent seems to be set in stone, as Sarah Kaufman appears to be the obvious choice.

However, what about Miesha Tate (12-3) who is coming off her first loss in nearly three years?

One might hope for a rematch with Marloes Coenen to see who gets placed in line for a title shot later down the road. However, Coenen has now signed with another organization leaving limited opponents for Tate.

One opponent who Tate has yet to face is bantamweight Alexis Davis (11-5) who is also coming off a defeat to Kaufman by unanimous decision.

Davis appears to have a well-rounded skill set as she has a tendency to finish her opponent, but also demonstrates the conditioning skills to arrive to the judge's scorecards.

Tate vs. Davis seems to be an ideal matchup, as the two look to get their careers back on track.


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