Miesha Tate made a much-anticipated return to the promotion after almost 5 years at UFC Fight Night. Furthermore, she starred in the co-main event against Marion Reneau in a three-round contest. The cupcake proved to the entire world that she still has what it takes to compete at the highest level by displaying excellent performance and securing a win against Reneau.
She defeated Marion Reneau via TKO in the third round of the fight. Moreover, she dominated the entire fight and did not seem to be in trouble during any moment in the fight. As we get into the details of the fight, both the fighters thread cautiously during the initial minutes of the bout. But Miesha managed to win the round by landing a takedown in the final minute of the first round.
Miesha Tate came into her own in the second round, she showed her excellent grappling skills as she landed a takedown early in the second round. Thereafter she landed some heavy shots on the ground and cut her open. As a result, she controlled the entire second round and was heading towards a dominating win.
However, the Cupcake didn’t feel the need to leave the fight to the judge’s decision as she landed a takedown from a clinch position in the third round and got into a great position. Furthermore, Miesha started to strike Marion with some heavy bombs on the ground. As a result, the referee had to intervene and stop the fight. Therefore Miesha Tate showed her class against the 44-year-old veteran.
UFC fighters and analysts react to Miesha Tate’s incredible win against Marion Reneau
Miesha Tate made an incredible return to UFC with a dominating TKO win over Marion Reneau. She stepped into the octagon after almost five years as her last fight in the promotion was against Holly Holm in 2016. As a result, fighters and analysts were overwhelmed by Cupcake’s performance.
They expressed their opinion regarding Miesha’s comeback and praised her for securing a big win against Reneau. UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou lauded Miesha “Wow Mama Tate is back in a strong way”
— Francis Ngannou (@francis_ngannou) July 18, 2021
Micheal Chiesa chimed in and reacted on Twitter. He posted a tweet captioning “THAT’S MY GIRL!!!!!! Let’s go Yes yes YESSSSSS!!!!!!!.
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) July 18, 2021
“I’m here and I’m back!”
— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) July 18, 2021
In the end, Miesha Tate commented in her post-fight interview that “With all due respect, I’m not here for a fight, I’m here for a belt” Therefore the Cupcake has her eyes set on the bantamweight belt and if she manages to put on a great show and win her next couple of fights then she will be in contention for a title shot against Amanda Nunes or whoever is the champion at that time.