Miesha Tate returns to action against MMA veteran Marion Reneau in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Islam Makhahcve vs Thiago Moises. UFC Vegas 31 marks the return of one of the most decorated women mixed martial artists Miesha Tate after more than three years away from the cage. The former bantamweight champion will look to make an astounding return in her UFC return going against veteran Marion Reneau.
Ahead of the fight, let’s break down the fighting style of both the fighters and try to predict who gets his hand raised when both these bantamweight collide inside the Octagon this weekend inside UFC APEX.
Marion Reneau vs Miesha Tate stats
|Stats||Marion Reneau||Miesha Tate|
|Height||5 ft 6 in||5 ft 6 in|
|Reach||68 in||65 in|
|Team||Elite Team||Xtreme Couture|
At 44 years of age, Marion Reneau has proved to be quite a challenge for fellow bantamweight fighters. The MMA veteran holds notable wins over the likes of Jessica Andrade, Sara McMann has shown great resilience in face of adversity.
Marion Reneau vs Miesha Tate breakdown
Miesha Tate likes to put constant pressure on her opponents, and while she may not be the best striker in the game, she has a very solid ground game and uses her submission skills to the maximum advantage. The former bantamweight champion is known to make a comeback despite getting dominated and has shown incredible grit and determination when she used to compete as an active mixed martial artist.
While the three-year lay-off is definite to have its impact when Miesha Tate walks inside the Octagon, it’s safe to say that Marion Reneau is the best possible opponent she could have had in her return fight after a long lay-off. While taking nothing away from Marion Reneau, it’s safe to say that Misha Tate gets her hand raised this weekend in her return fight at UFC APEX.
Marion Reneau vs Misha Tate predictions: Miesha Tate via Submission in the second round