When we talk about the pioneers in MMA who put the foundation for the women’s MMA names like Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, and Miesha Tate come to mind. The iconic rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg, and Zina Carano is what fueled the evolution of women’s MMA.
And it will make a hardcore MMA fan delightful to see Miesha Tate making an octagon return at the age of 34.
The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate makes her octagon return in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 31. The former champion takes on Marion Reneau(9-7-1) in her comeback fight.
Tate will have the chips on her shoulder once again. But this time it’s not because her opponent is a world champion such as Ronda Rousey or Holly Holm. But, this time she needs to prove that she can still compete at the highest level after years of inactivity.
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Tate was an elite bantamweight who only lost to former UFC champions in UFC up until his final fight at UFC 205. After her loss to Raquel Pennington on one of the biggest PPVs in UFC history, Miesha Tate announced retirement from MMA.
She would then go on and join ONE FC as an executive. However, the fighter in her wanted more action inside the octagon and here she is chasing the UFC gold once again.
The journey of Tate has been full of ups and downs. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, Tate has seen it all in the sports of MMA. And she could not have chosen a better walkout song to resemble her journey in MMA.
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Walkout song of Miesha Tate: ROAR by Katty Perry
Miesha Tate has been rocking Katty Perry’s grammy-winning track “ROAR” for a long time now. She used this track as her walkout song for UFC 168 where she fought against her biggest rival to date, Ronda Rousey.
She also used this track for her walkout at UFC 205., her last UFC event before she took retirement.
ROAR was one of the most popular pop songs for a meaningful period after its release. It won many awards such as Grammy, BMI, and MTV awards.
Miesha Tate made her UFC return at UFC on ESPN 26 with a fight against Marion Renau. The former UFC champion secured a TKO win to mark an emphatic return. However, she would go on to lose her next fight against Ketlen Vieira by a close decision. Many fans including Tate thought she did enough to get the decision win.
But, Miesha Tate will be looking to get back on the winning column in her fight against Lauren Murphy in the main card of UFC Long Island. And it’s very likely that she will walkout to Katy Perry’s song “Roar” again.