Miesha Tate’s Positive Covid-19 Test Postpones Ketlen Vieira Main Event Fight
Miesha Tate will have to wait a little longer for her return to the octagon.
Tate (19-7), one of the most popular female fighters in MMA, tested positive for Covid-19, postponing her October 16 showdown against Ketlen Vieira, MMA Fighting reported.
The UFC has yet to make an official announcement about the postponement.
Tate’s manager Josh Jones confirmed the positive Covid-19 and said the former bantamweight champion is doing “OK.” Jones added that the plan is to reschedule the fight for a later date.
Tate was originally scheduled to headline the UFC Fight Night card, but now it’s unclear who will be the main event.
The 35-year-old came out of retirement after five years and snatched a third-round TKO over Marion Reneau in July. She is ESPN’s No. 8-rabked women’s bantamweight fighter.