Miesha Tate has signed a new contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship following her title victory over Holly Holm at UFC 196.
Tate’s management team, KHI Management, announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday. Exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, although Fox Sports is reporting that the contract is for multiple fights. Tate was not a free agent prior to signing the contract, according to MMAFighting.com.
“Cupcake” submitted Holm via rear-naked choke 3:30 into the fifth round In the UFC 196 co-headliner on March 5. It was Tate’s fifth consecutive victory within the Las Vegas-based promotion. The Washington native’s last defeat came against Ronda Rousey in her first 135-pound title bid at UFC 168.
Tate currently does not have a fight booked, but recently UFC President Dana White hinted that a women’s title bout could take place at UFC 200 on July 9. Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is already slated to defend her belt against Claudia Gadelha at “The Ultimate Fighter 23” finale on July 8.