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Miesha Tate will defend bantamweight title vs. Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

Miesha Tate, right, celebrates victory over Holly Holm

Miesha Tate, right, celebrates victory over Holly Holm during their UFC 196 women's bantamweight mixed martial arts match, Saturday, March 5, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison) Credit: AP/ Eric Jamison

LOS ANGELES — UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will make her first title defense against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 on July 9.

The mixed martial arts promotion added the matchup to its milestone show Wednesday night.

Tate (18-5) claimed the women’s 135-pound belt with a dramatic fifth-round submission of Holly Holm at UFC 196 last month. Tate has won five consecutive fights since her second loss to former champion Ronda Rousey in December 2013.

Holm took Rousey’s belt last year with a stunning knockout victory. Rousey isn’t expected to return to the octagon until late this year.

Nunes (12-4) is a Brazilian contender who has won five of her six UFC fights, losing only to former title contender Cat Zingano.

UFC 200 will be headlined by Nate Diaz’s rematch with Conor McGregor.

New York Sports