This weekend at UFC Vegas 43, Miesha Tate (19-7) will be making her second appearance since she came out of retirement. Tate returned back in July where she scored a third round TKO victory over Marion Reneau.
Tate looked really good in her return, however, it’s important to remember the competition level. At UFC Vegas 43, she’s going to get that step up in competition when she takes on Ketlen Vieira (11-2) in the main event.
If Tate can win big at UFC Vegas 43, it’s going to put her in a great position given her status in the sport. Amanda Nunes (21-4) has ran through everyone outside of Valentina Shevchenko since 2014. Nunes has gone on a run that has earned her the title of the greatest female fighter of all time.
One of the names on her hit list is Miesha Tate. The two squared off the main event of UFC 200 when Tate was the bantamweight champion. Nunes completely dominated Tate on her way to becoming bantamweight champion.
Tate wants her UFC title back
Miesha Tate seems more motivated than ever at the moment and her confidence is through the roof. She believes that she’s a better fighter physically and mentally than she was when she first fought Nunes back at UFC 200.
Tate is looking to make a statement Saturday night that puts the division and Amanda Nunes on notice. Make no mistake about it, Tate wants another shot at the champion and if she gets it, Tate believes that she can take her out.
Tate told ESPN this week, Sometimes you only get one shot and when I take that shot at Amanda, it will be the perfect timing, I’ll have the perfect aim. I will be the sniper to taker her out, but I’m not going to jump the gun.”
Worth noting that if Tate wins at UFC Vegas 43, I think she’s only going to be a win away from earning a title shot. Given the status of the rest of the division, it would be an appealing fight for fans to see.
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