Former Final Preventing Championship (UFC) girls’s Bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate, is making a combined martial arts (MMA) comeback. In line with ESPN, Tate has agreed to face Marion Reneau at an upcoming Struggle Evening occasion on July 17 at a location that has yet-to-be decided.
Tate retired instantly after shedding to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 in Nov. 2016. Previous to the setback to “Rocky,” Tate misplaced her 135-pound title to Amanda Nunes. Since asserting her retirement, “Cupcake” went on to work for ONE Championship and expanded her household.
Now the previous UFC and Strikeforce champion is trying to resume a profession which noticed her prosper beneath the UFC banner, together with scoring an enormous win over Holy Holm to seize UFC gold at UFC 196.
“My coronary heart is stuffed with ardour, the fireplace has been lit!” Tate advised ESPN relating to her comeback efforts. “The game has been calling for me, it’s time I reply.”
Curiously sufficient, whereas Tate is making her long-awaited return to motion, Reneau is about to place a bow on hers as a result of she tells ESPN that this struggle might be her final of her close to decade-long profession.
“I knew that my final struggle can be after I was 43 or 44 years previous,” Reneau mentioned. “Granted, I really feel wonderful. I really feel one of the best I’ve ever felt. However there simply comes a time after I really feel it’s time to maneuver on and in my thoughts, I at all times knew I might end out my contract and that was going to be it.
“I can’t consider a greater state of affairs, simply because I prefer to say I grew up watching Miesha. She was one in every of my first idols after I began preventing. I used to dream about preventing her, and now it’s coming to cross in what occurs to be my final hoorah.”
Reneau (43) is within the midst of a four-fight shedding streak, so she would love nothing greater than to finish her profession on a excessive word whereas spoiling “Cupcake’s” comeback struggle.