Just as she planned, Cat Zingano gets Miesha Tate at TUF 17 Finale

Posted: February 12, 2013 in UFC Events
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cat3Last month, VigilanteMMA was the first (look it up—we were first) to write about Cat Zingano’s interest in showing the world she belongs at the top of the rankings. She called out Miesha Tate and then wants the UFC champion–currently Ronda Rousey. Almost exactly a month later, Zingano gets her ‘part 1’ of her wish. She has been booked to fight Tate at the TUF 17 Finale April 13.

Tate is generally considered the #2 fighter in her division, behind champion Rousey. But Zingano is no easy task. Undefeated in seven pro fights (3 by KO/3 bySubmission), Zingano has a well-rounded approach and fights at a very high level in terms of aggressive striking and a devastating ground game. With plenty of experience in Muay Thai, BJJ and wrestling, Zingano has few weaknesses.

The TUF 17 Finale will be headlined by a Flyweight championship bout between Demetrious Johnson and John Moraga with a few others announced as well. Tate and Zingano are expected to fight ion the main card which will be broadcast live from Hard Rock casino in Las Vegas. Although no official announcements have been made, many are speculating that the winner of this fight be next in line to face the winner of the Rousey vs. Liz Carmouche championship match this month.

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