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Miesha Tate will defend her belt for the first time at UFC 200

Amanda Nunes has been confirmed as the opponent for 9 July.

Tate claimed the bantamweight title last month.
Tate claimed the bantamweight title last month.

THE WOMEN’S BANTAMWEIGHT title will be on the line at UFC 200, it has been confirmed.

The new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas plays host to the event on 9 July, when Conor McGregor gets the chance to avenge his defeat to Nate Diaz in the headline bout.

Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar have also been pencilled in to meet for the interim featherweight title and now Miesha Tate will defend her belt for the first time.

Tate (18-5) was crowned champion when she submitted Holy Holm with a rear-naked choke in the fifth round at UFC 196 last month.

There was talk of a rematch with Holm as well as a match-up against former champion Ronda Rousey, but Brazilian contender Amanda Nunes (12-4) has been handed a shot at the title after her recent win over Valentina Shevchenko.

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