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Holly Holm congratulates Miesha Tate before calling her out for UFC 200 rematch

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John Downes For Mailonline

On Sunday night, Miesha Tate shocked champion Holly Holm to win the UFC bantamweight title at her second attempt, putting Holm to sleep with a rear naked choke. 

Holm was gracious in defeat to her fellow American after the bout, with Tate’s first defence of her belt to be against her nemesis Ronda Rousey, having already lost to her in 2012 and 2013.

But on Monday night, 34-year-old Holm again congratulated 29-year-old Tate on her victory, via Instagram, before calling her out for a UFC 200 rematch.

 On Sunday night, Miesha Tate (right) shocked champion Holly Holm to win the UFC bantamweight title

 On Sunday night, Miesha Tate (right) shocked champion Holly Holm to win the UFC bantamweight title

Tate was locked in the rear-naked choke in the final minutes of a closely fought title fight in Las Vegas 

Tate was locked in the rear-naked choke in the final minutes of a closely fought title fight in Las Vegas 

Underneath a photograph of herself getting choked out, Holm wrote: ‘This is how Saturday night ended but it’s not the end for me. 

‘I am going to train hard and show that I am better than this. I am down but not out. Thank you @mieshatate for the opportunity last weekend. 

‘Well done. What do you say? ….Let’s do this again. UFC 200 is just around the corner. @ufc @jacksonwink_mma #ufc #ufc196 #downbutnotout @danawhiteufc #ufc200.’ 

Tate previously lost her Strikeforce title to Rousey in 2012 before suffering defeat again a year later in the UFC.

Rousey went on to lose the belt to Holm when she was knocked out last November and Tate’s victory this weekend has left their planned rematch in tatters but Holm is still confident.

‘I think that Ronda now will fight Miesha Tate for the title,’ UFC president Dana White told ESPN. 

‘That’s what’s going to happen. That’s what I said before this fight even happened, whoever wins tonight will fight Ronda for the title.’ 

The challenger can't contain her joy as she leaves the unconscious champion lying on the Octagon floor

The challenger can’t contain her joy as she leaves the unconscious champion lying on the Octagon floor

Tate is to defend her bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey (right), who beat her in 2012 and 2013

Tate is to defend her bantamweight title against Ronda Rousey (right), who beat her in 2012 and 2013

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