Quantcast

Miesha Tate Makes UFC Debut Against Cat Zingano at TUF Finale

posted by Wombat Sports
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 8:45am EST

Wombat sports is dedicated to women in combat sports. Former news editor of “Fightergirls” MarQ Piocos has been covering Women’s MMA for over three years, having picked up coverage of wrestling, boxing, and grappling. It is his vision to bring some of the best coverage to help bring and promote the ever expanding popularity of women’s MMA, wrestling, and martial arts with some of the best writers and athletes.

Support women's sports and SHARE this story with your friends!

Tate

Zingano

Although Dana White had stated the UFC would be the “Ronda Rousey” show, it looks like they are interested in grooming a contender for the UFC bantamweight title.

Miesha Tate will make her UFC debut as she will take on the undefeated Cat Zingano at The Ultimate Fighter Finale in Las Vegas April 13. The match will air live and free on FX.

The former Strikeforce champ Tate (13-3) is coming off an armbar win over Julie Kedzie this past August. Before losing her belt to Rousey, Tate was on a six fight win streak including a submission won over Marloes Coenen.

She will have her hands full with the undefeated Cat Zingano (7-0) who has recently moved up in weight to the 135 division. The BJJ black belt has finished all but one of her opponents, racking up three submissions and three TKO.  She is coming off a submission win over Raquel Pennington at InvictaFC 3 this past October.

The match will be a title qualifier and the winner will face the winner of champion  UFC bantamweight championship match Feb. 23 between champion Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche.


Filed under: MMA

Support women's sports and SHARE this story with your friends!


Filed Under:  

View Original Post at wombatsports.wordpress.com

View MarQFPR's Full Profile

No one has commented on this yet. Be the first!

Leave Your Comment:  Read our comment policy

  |  

Today on the Women's Sports Calendar:

Little League World Series
Aug 14 - 24: Williamsport
Dukes OceanFest
Aug 16 - 24: Waikiki Beach

Full Calendar of Women's Sports