In a little less than two weeks the UFC will make history with the first female fight in the Octagon since the company’s creation. Fortunately, it appears the organization isn’t stopping there and has already booked another bout featuring two of the top women in Mixed Martial Arts.
According to UFC officials, former Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tate will take on unbeaten finisher Cat Zingano on April 13 at the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale. The quickly-growing card is headlined by a flyweight title-fight between Demetrious Johnson-John Moraga and will also feature heavyweight action from Travis Browne-Gabriel Gonzaga in addition to the season’s championship.
The 13-3 Tate lost her belt to current UFC queen Ronda Rousey last year but bounced back in victorious fashion, submitting Julie Kedzie in the closing minutes of a match-up this past August. Among the notable opponents “Cupcake” has claimed victory over in her career are the likes of Hitomi Akano, Zoila Gurgel, and Marloes Coenen.
Zingano will be making her Zuffa debut in the tilt after success on the regional scene including an October outing at Invicta FC 3 where she choked out Raquel Pennington. Six of her wins have involved some form of stoppage.
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