Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate Added to UFC 168 in Las Vegas

Hunter Homistek@HunterAHomistekCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2013

Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight title against Miesha Tate Dec. 28, 2013 at UFC 168, according to a recent report from  

The final lineup for this end-of-the-year event has yet to be finalized, but fans can rest easy knowing that one of the most anticipated rematches in UFC history will provide a fitting end to a great year of fighting. 

Rousey and Tate, who currently serve as opposing coaches on season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter, enter this bout with a well-documented history of hate and vitriol toward one another. 

According to UFC President Dana White, these sentiments carry over to the show's 18th season, where the two women frequently engage in heated verbal battles (via 

'I'm telling you, they hate each other so bad,' White said. 'You're going to see a lot of blur marks. Every f---ing time [Ronda is] seeing her, she's flipping off and getting in her face.'

While The Ultimate Fighter is known for this type of activity, White assures fans that the beef between the two standout female bantamweight is 100 percent legitimate and not an act of crafty editing or made-for-TV scripting. 

'It's not reality bulls--t,' White said. 'It's complete and total hatred. They hate each other.'

Fueling Tate's rage is the simple fact that the two have fought before at a March 2012 Strikeforce event which Rousey won convincingly, stealing Tate's bantamweight strap in the process. 

Now fighting under the UFC banner, Tate looks for revenge against her nemesis on the world's biggest stage for MMA combatants. 

Will she overcome Rousey's dominant grappling attack and emerge victorious, or will Rousey defend her title and begin a lengthy run of dominance in the women's 135-pound division? 

Sound off, and we'll discuss the fight and its probable outcomes. 


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