Miesha Tate Vs. Ketlen Vieira Rescheduled For UFC Fight Night In November
Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will return to the octagon against Brazilian fighter Ketlen Vieira on Saturday, November 20.
The fight was initially booked for the main event at UFC Vegas 40 on October 16, but that fight fell apart after Tate contracted Covid-19.
Following this decision, the co-main event featuring Holly Holm and Norma Dumont was then elevated to headline the UFC Vegas 40.
MMA fans were left a bit disappointed after the news of Tate not competing in the event, but the UFC reacted fast and rebooked the pairing for the November showdown.
Tate made her much-awaited comeback to the UFC ring this July where she defeated fellow American Marion Reneau via KO in the third round. The Tacoma native returned after a long five-year layoff.
Now healthy, Tate expressed her desire to go for the prestigious UFC women’s bantamweight title once again.
Tate won this title back in March 2016 where she submitted Holm in the final round of the bout, but soon lost the belt to the lioness, Amanda Nunes.
Vieira will go into the fight after her loss to Yana Kunitskaya earlier this year.
Vieira started her UFC career with notable wins against the likes of Cat Zingano, Sara McMann, and Sijara Eubanks. But now she has lost two of her last three fights.