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Miesha Tate defends her title against Amanda Nunes at UFC 200

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Miesha Tate reacts after her submission victory over Holly Holm in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 05: Miesha Tate reacts after her submission victory over Holly Holm in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 196 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Miesha Tate will defend her women's bantamweight title for the first time at UFC 200 when she meets Amanda Nunes in one of the featured bouts on July 9 at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The news was confirmed via "UFC Tonight" on Wednesday.

It's huge news for Tate, who defeated Holly Holm in March to win her first UFC championship since joining the roster in 2013.

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Tate submitted Holm with a fifth-round rear naked choke to win the belt, and afterward UFC boss Dana White said she would defend it against former champ Ronda Rousey.

Unfortunately, Rousey isn't expected back in action until November or December, and rather than sit Tate on the shelf for several months, she will get to defend her belt this summer instead.

For Nunes this opportunity comes after three consecutive victories and a 5-1 record since joining the UFC.

The Brazilian bantamweight most recently defeated Valentina Shevchenko by unanimous decision at UFC 196, which came one fight after she submitted Olympic silver medalist and former title challenger Sara McMann.

Nunes has been champing at the bit for a title shot since her last win, and now she'll get her chance. Tate vs. Nunes joins a growing roster of UFC 200 fights, including the main event between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz as well as an interim featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar.