A high-profile bantamweight match-up has been rebooked for November.
The UFC announced on Wednesday that No. 7 ranked bantamweight Ketlen Vieira will fight No. 8 ranked Miesha Tate on November 20 in the main event. The pair were supposed to fight next month on October 16; however, Tate tested positive for COVID.
After starting her UFC career with four victories to keep her undefeated record intact, Vieira (11-2) has lost two of her last three. She suffered her first professional loss at UFC 245 when she was knocked unconscious by Irene Aldana. However, the Brazilian would bounce back in her only fight in 2020 with a dominant win over Sijara Eubanks on ‘Fight Island.’ Unfortunately, Vieira would come up short against Yana Kunitskaya in February, losing a unanimous decision.
Tate (19-7) returned from a five-year layoff in July, where she defeated Marion Reneau in the latter’s retirement fight. “Cupcake” finished her via TKO. A win over Vieira could set Tate up with a No. 1 contender fight for a shot to fight Amanda Nunes again.
No location, venue, or broadcast plan has been announced for the November 20 event, but UFC President Dana White said that all Fight Nights will be staying at the Apex in Las Vegas, NV.
So far, the November 20 card looks like this.
- Miesha Tate vs. Ketlen Vieira
- Cody Durden vs. Aoriqileng
- Alexa Grasso vs. Joanne
- Cheyanne Buys vs. Loma Lookboonmee
- Terrance McKinney vs. Fares Ziam
- Michael Chiesa vs. Sean Brady
- Rafa Garcia vs. Natan Levy
- Marcin Prachnio vs. Azamat Murzakanov
- Davey Grant vs. Adrian Yanez
- Gavin Tucker vs. Pat Sabatini