According to UFC Article that was posted today:
“Heavyweight title eliminator, top-ten women’s bout on tap…
The UFC returns to the The Sunshine State on April 19 for a FOX UFC Saturday event at the Amway Center in Orlando.
Two bouts have been confirmed for the just-announced card: Second-ranked heavyweight contender Fabricio Werdum will face third-ranked heavyweight contender Travis Browne with the winner likely securing a heavyweight title shot
Plus second-ranked bantamweight Miesha Tate takes on seventh-ranked Liz Carmouche in a battle of women’s MMA stars.
Tickets for the event are expected to go on sale February 14. More details will be available in coming weeks on www.UFC.com.”
Miesha who is coming off a disaster loss from UFC Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey is looking for her first win of the year against a strong Liz Carmouche good luck to both fighters on their upcoming camps and fight!
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Miesha also said last night that she was joining UFC along side Ronda Rousey in upcoming year. Tate who lost to Ronda was looking to step back away from fighting after her loss from Rousey, but challenger herself and came back with a victory against Julie Kedzie back in August of this year. Tate who is 1-1 in 2012 and 13-3 as a professional overall will start her career in the UFC and I am sure that it will be a good one. Miesha has been the ultimate female fighter in pioneering women’s mma to the mainstream doing whatever she can to make women’s mma stand out above the rest.
Tate who just came back from a trip to Brazil is looking forward to being in the UFC and I talk to her last night she says even though the ink is not dry as of yet it’s a no brainer that she is also going to the UFC and also said that it was made clear to her that she is going to have a home under the UFC banner but final terms have not been reached yet. I am sure final terms will be reached soon.
Tate who is looking for another fight against Ronda after her devastating armbar loss to Rousey will probably have to wait a bit since there are other fighters looking to get the first crack to break Rousey’s undefeated record which include Sara McMann and Cris Cyborg. I am sure that if Cyborg and McMann both lose to Rousey that Tate will get another crack at Rousey.
I am pretty sure that Dana White is looking for the better fight card potential and right now, everyone knows that a Cyborg/Rousey match would be the ultimate match, especially in business and for the card.
I want to say good luck to Miesha on her upcoming career with UFC and hope the best for her!
Frank L Ramirez
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After nearly a one-year layoff between fights due to a knee injury, Miesha Tate has enough to concern herself with simply waiting across the cage from her when she returns. But while Tate’s primary focus is defeating Marloes Coenen and capturing the Strikeforce women’s welterweight championship at the upcoming Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Henderson card, she also has an ulterior motive.
Tate, a 24-year-old who is among the best-known female fighters in the world, wants to ensure that she has a big stage on which to ply her trade in the future. While Zuffa co-owner Dana White has voiced doubts about the long-term viability of women’s MMA in the past, Tate hopes that her upcoming bout with Coenen can convince him otherwise.
"I feel it’s exciting because now, I’m going to have that opportunity to say, ‘Hey Dana, this is what women’s MMA is all about. This is what you’ve been missing out in the UFC,’" she said. "I just hope Marloes and myself go out there and put on a very impressive performance."
Tate and Coenen will have every chance to do so, as their fight is billed as the co-main event of the July 30 show, which emanates from the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Illinois and will be televised on Showtime.
Prior to Zuffa’s purchase of Strikeforce, Tate (11-2) once called White’s view of women’s MMA "ignorant," but she explained during a Thursday conference call that she meant that in the literal sense of being unaware of it, rather than as an insult.
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