Former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate returns Saturday at UFC Vegas 43 in her second fight, and first headlining slot, since returning from retirement earlier this year.
Tate, with name value and championship pedigree, could be on the fast track to a rematch with Amanda Nunes should she get past Brazil’s Ketlen Vieira. One of the division’s new wave of contenders, Vieira, at 30, was looking to both find consistency — and to capture a signature win against one of the biggest stars in female fighting.
Tate vs. Vieira had originally been booked for October, only for Tate to contract COVID-19, forcing the fight to be pushed back. Saturday, they’ll go head-to-head in a fight that could be a turning point in the division’s future.
UFC Vegas 43 is set to take place this Saturday, November 21, 2021 at the Apex in Las Vegas. Weigh-ins for the card take place Friday morning local time — check below for results!
All fighters made weight for UFC Vegas 43 on Friday morning. Miesha Tate was first to weigh in, followed immediately by Ketlen Vieira. No one needed a second attempt or barrier, with the full weigh-in taking just under 45 minutes.
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)