Miesha Tate’s comeback will kick into excessive gear with a foremost occasion for her subsequent outing.
Tate (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC), a former UFC girls’s bantamweight champion, is slated to conflict with Ketlen Vieira (11-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) within the headliner at UFC Fight Night on Oct. 16.
MMA Junkie verified with an individual near the reserving that verbal agreements for the bout are in place. The particular person requested anonymity as a result of the UFC has but to make an official announcement. Combate first reported the information.
Tate, 35, ended a five-year retirement in July when she outworked Marion Reneau to a unanimous resolution at UFC on ESPN 26. “Cupcake” received the title in 2016 when she submitted Holly Holm, however misplaced it shortly thereafter to Amanda Nunes, who nonetheless holds the throne to at the present time.
If Tate needs to get again to a rematch with Nunes, she’ll should undergo a harmful Brazilian in Vieira, 29, who has alternated losses and wins over her previous 4 bouts. She’s coming off a unanimous resolution defeat to Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Fight Night 185 in February.
The newest UFC Fight Night lineup now consists of:
- Ketlen Vieira vs. Miesha Tate
- Ludovit Klein vs. Nate Landwehr
- Luana Carolina vs. Maryna Moroz
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe
- Norma Dumont vs. Holly Holm
- Ariane Carnelossi vs. Istela Nunes
- Julian Marquez vs. Jordan Wright