Miesha Tate is coming out of retirement and has returned to the UFC roster.
Tate’s last fight took place back in November 2016. She took on Raquel Pennington at UFC 205. After dropping a unanimous decision, Tate decided to hang up her gloves. She went on to become the ONE Championship Vice President and a host on SiriusXM.
Tate has given up her VP role with ONE to step back inside the Octagon. She revealed to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto that she’ll be fighting once again.
“My heart is full of passion, the fire has been lit! The sport has been calling for me, it’s time I answer.”
Tate will be going one-on-one with Marion Reneau. Along with Tate’s return comes another storyline. Reneau plans on retiring after her matchup with Tate. Here’s what Reneau told ESPN.
“I knew that my last fight would be when I was 43 or 44 years old. Granted, I feel amazing. I feel the best I’ve ever felt. But there just comes a time when I feel it’s time to move on and in my mind, I always knew I would finish out my contract and that was going to be it.
“I can’t think of a better situation, just because I like to say I grew up watching Miesha. She was one of my first idols when I started fighting. I used to dream about fighting her, and now it’s coming to pass in what happens to be my last hoorah.”
Tate vs. Reneau will take place on July 17. It’s expected to be a part of a UFC Fight Night card.