Zingano’s win over Tate was no fluke. She has dedicated her life to Mixed Martial Arts and coaches alongside her husband, respected BJJ black belt Mauricio Zingano, on a daily basis. The 31-year old mother is also a fitness nut and has a deep gas tank to work with when it comes to competition in the cage. Of course, she hasn't necessarily needed to rely on it in her career. Zingano has only seen the third round three times, finishing most of her foes along the way by way of slam, strikes, and of course submission. Some of her biggest victories to date involve success against Barb Honchak, Carina Damm, and Raquel Pennington.
There’s never a good time for an injury to occur when it comes to the career of a Mixed Martial Artist. Likewise, fans have become accustomed to health-related woes forcing fighters to the sidelines. However, it’s hard not to feel bad for UFC bantamweight Cat Zingano. The unbeaten finisher landed the biggest opportunity of her career last April by putting Miesha Tate away with strikes, landing a spot opposite champion Ronda Rousey on TUF 18 leading up to a title-fight on New Year’s Eve Weekend. Sadly, Zingano’s joy would turn to disappointment after tearing her ACL in training on the cusp of the Ultimate Fighter firing up. She recently offered an update on her condition through UFC Tonight, also taking time to give some thoughts on Tate/Rousey. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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