In just her second fight since returning from retirement earlier this year, Miesha Tate pulls headlining duty at UFC Vegas 43.
The former women’s bantamweight champion in both Strikeforce and the UFC meets Ketlen Vieira atop this Saturday’s Fight Night card. The outcome of the fight could have a ripple effect in the 135lb weight class, which has been all but cleaned out by champion Amanda Nunes. Even time away defending her featherweight title (and for the birth of her child with wife Nina Nunes) doesn’t seem to have helped the depth of contenders in the division.
Which means a win for Tate, or alternately Vieira, could mean a quick ascent to a title shot.
Friday morning, all fighters successfully made weight for the Fight Night event. Full results and a gallery of highlights are available below.
UFC Vegas 43: Tate vs. Vieira Weigh-In Results
Women’s Bantamweight: Ketlen Vieira (136) vs. Miesha Tate (135.5)
Welterweight: Michael Chiesa (170.5) vs. Sean Brady (170.5)
Bantamweight: Rani Yahya (135.5) vs. Kyung Ho Kang (136)
Women’s Flyweight: Joanne Wood (126) vs. Taila Santos (125.5)
Bantamweight: Davey Grant (135.5) vs. Adrian Yanez (135)
Featherweight: Tucker Lutz (145.5) vs. Pat Sabatini (145)
Lightweight: Rafa Garcia (155) vs. Natan Levy (154)
Women’s Strawweight: Loma Lookboonmee (115.5) vs. Lupita Godinez (115.5)
Lightweight: Fares Ziam (156) vs. Terrance McKinney (155.5)
Flyweight: Cody Durden (126) vs. Qileng Aori (126)
Featherweight: Sean Soriano (146) vs. Shayilan Nuerdanbieke (145)
Women’s Strawweight: Luana Pinheiro (116) vs. Sam Hughes (115.5)