You’ve got to hand it to Miesha Tate. Few fighters in history have been as dogged and determined in their pursuit of championship honors. ‘Cupcake’ finally got a taste of sweet Octagon success at UFC 196, weathering the Holly Holm storm before sinking in a late 135lb title-snatching submission.

Financially, at least, the best is yet to come. She now stands before the most lucrative fight in the history of women’s MMA.

For this issue, Gareth A Davies spent time with Tate and partner Bryan Caraway during her world-title fight week. She explains how she kept her eyes on the prize and sets her sights on a multi-million-dollar grudge match with ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey.

But it wasn’t only Tate who won big in Las Vegas in March. We also review the fortnight that changed Nate Diaz’s life – and bank balance. With just 12 days notice, Nick’s baby bro stepped in to face Conor McGregor, shocked the world, shrugged his shoulders and cashed his check!

Plus, Tyron Woodley discusses a 170lb title fight against friend and ATT teammate Robbie Lawler, Elias Theodorou embraces his first loss and coach Jason Parillo gives us a glimpse inside the mind of Michael Bisping as he got ready to defeat Anderson Silva.

We also have this year’s MMA Hot 100 list of what makes the sport so great, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson exclusively discusses his UFC title chances and we investigate whether it’s time all MMA officials became full-time professionals

Also in this issue:

A Brit of all right – UFC ringcard girl Brittney Palmer returns to FO with more pictures from her latest photoshoot.

Kimbo’s top 5 – Kimbo Slice breaks down the brawls that have defined his life in the streets and in the cage.

Table for one! – Patrick Cote and his nutritionist reveal the diet it takes to drop weight and be in fight shape.

Read all this and much, much more inside the May 2016 edition of Fighters Only!