Miesha Tate

Cupcake

USA

Out
Injury Nose
Est. Return 5/20/2022
Suffers broken nose
BantamweightUFC
Out
November 23, 2021
Tate faces a potential six-month medical suspension for a fractured nose, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Tate lost a unanimous decision against Ketlen Vieira on Saturday and took a beating in the process. She'll be sidelined until May 20 due to bilateral nose fractures and a superior nasal septal fracture unless cleared by a doctor.
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Hangs tough in decision loss
BantamweightUFC
Out
November 20, 2021
Tate lost to Ketlen Vieira via unanimous decision (47-48, 47-48, 46-49) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
As expected, Tate had a much more difficult time with Vieira than the since-retired Marion Reneau who she fought in her previous bout this past July. The truth of the matter is that virtually all of the rounds outside of the final one were close, and the numbers reflected that. Tate landed 145 total strikes compared to 156 from Vieira. Tate was predictably the fighter who attempted to get the bout to the mat, ultimately landing 1-of-6 takedown attempts. Miesha was at her best when she was able to control Vieira in the clinch and fire off shots. When the two women separated, the Brazilian countered Tate to death. The UFC's 135-pound female division is painfully thin, and Tate remains a popular name, but the 35-year-old hadn't fought in four and a half years prior to the Reneau fight and it was always a stretch to believe Tate could beat top competition following her time away. Expect consistency to remain an issue moving forward for the former champion.
Vieira fight moves to November
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 29, 2021
Tate will now face Ketlen Vieira at the UFC event Nov. 20, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Tate tested positive for COVID-19 and was unable to make the originally booking date of Oct. 16 work. With the fight moving a month later, this bantamweight bout should be all set. The UFC announced that it will be the main event of the card.
Off Oct. 16 card
BantamweightUFC
Out
September 22, 2021
Tate has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not fight Ketlen Vieira at the Oct. 16 UFC event, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Per Martin, the fight is expected to be rescheduled, although it's unclear how much time Tate will need to recover and train ahead of the bout.
Set for Oct. 16 fight
BantamweightUFC
Out
August 21, 2021
Tate will fight Ketlen Vieira at the Oct. 16 UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Tate's comeback continues after she won via TKO (strikes) against Marion Reneau in July. Tate's opponent, Vieira, is coming off of a loss in her last fight back in February.
Returns with excellent effort
BantamweightUFC
Out
July 17, 2021
Tate defeated Marion Reneau via TKO (strikes) at 1:53 of Round 3 at UFC on ESPN 26 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
The level of competition she was facing must be taken into consideration, but Tate looked as strong as could reasonably be expected given the fact she hadn't fought since November 12, 2016. Tate announced this past March that she would be making a comeback and her maiden voyage went well. She used her trademark wrestling to overwhelm the since-retired Reneau, all while controlling the center of the octagon and pace of the fight throughout. Tate turns 35 years of age in exactly a month. It's probably a stretch to consider her a real contender at 135 pounds given her age and the time away, especially when the division's champion is Amanda Nunes (the two fought back in July 2016, with Nunes winning via first-round submission), but Tate is a popular name and the division isn't exactly overflowing with women deserving a title shot. Expect Tate to be pushed heavily in the coming months.