Nunes confident of beating Tate

Amanda Nunes is brimming with confidence ahead of her women’s bantamweight title fight with champion Miesha Tate at UFC 200 on July 9.

Tate won the title when she made Holly Holm submit in the fifth round of their bout at UFC 196 in March.

Nunes, though, made it clear that Tate’s reign as champion will be a short one as she will leave UFC 200 with the belt around her waist.

“I have all the tools to beat you Miesha – I’m going to show everybody,” Nunes told reporters. “You think you’re going to beat me. You think it. We’ll see.”

The Brazilian, who is currently on a three-fight winning streak, has also pinpointed a lot of weaknesses in Tate’s fighting style and added that she will exploit them in order to defeat the 29-year-old and be crowned the new women’s bantamweight champion.

“I think Miesha as a fighter has a lot of holes in her game,” she said. “The standup, ground game … I have all the tools to beat Miesha. I’m going to show you guys. She’s beatable. If I take my time, I’m going to beat Miesha. Standup, ground game, whatever. UFC 200, it’s coming.”