Holly Holm is booked to defend her Women’s Bantamweight Title against Miesha Tate at UFC 196, but it’s not the main event. Previously, Dana White had made a definitive statement regarding title fights on his pay-per-view cards:
“Whether men, women, the lightest weight division there is,” White said in 2013. “If you’re the champion, you’re the headliner. You’re the top of the card.”
Holm, who is coming off an impressive victory over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 in November, told MMA Junkie that she isn’t upset to be taking a backseat to the main event of Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz in a non-title fight.
“I don’t care if it’s the first fight, the last fight, [or] the second to last fight,” Holm explained, “I have zero concern about that. A lot of people are like, ‘You should be the main event.’ I’m like, ‘co-main is fine.’ I have my fight. That’s all I care about. And I’m so glad because that’s really not a concern or care of mine.”
UFC 196 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, March 5, 2016. We’ll have live round-by-round results of the event right here on MMANews.com.