A showdown between former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira is presently being focused as the principle occasion for the upcoming UFC Combat Evening card on Oct. 16.
A number of sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Preventing on Saturday with verbal agreements in place from the fighters, though no contracts have been issued or signed right now. Combate initially reported the battle information.
After ending her practically five-year retirement, Tate got here storming again with a dominant efficiency to complete Marion Reneau again in July. The lopsided victory earned Tate a Efficiency of the Evening award as she received her first win since claiming the UFC bantamweight title again in 2016.
Since that point, Tate has been adamant about ultimately working her method again into title rivalry, though not dashing the method as she makes a gradual climb up the rankings.
In the meantime, Vieira will get the chance to compete in her first UFC most important occasion whereas taking up a former champion in Tate as she appears to proper her ship after going 1-2 in her previous three outings.
The Brazilian grappler began her profession with an ideal 10-0 resume however then suffered a surprising knockout loss to Irene Aldana after which most just lately dropped a choice to Yana Kunitskaya again in February. Now Vieira will search to show the tables in opposition to Tate because the bantamweights are anticipated to battle in a five-round headliner in October.
There’s no phrase but on a location for the Oct. 16 card, though the UFC has dedicated to all the non-PPV occasions occurring on the UFC APEX in Las Vegas or doubtlessly abroad in Abu Dhabi for the rest of 2021.