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Booked Miesha Tate to return against Mayra Bueno Silva

July 16, 2022; Elmont, New York, USA; Miesha Tate (blue gloves) before fighting against Lauren Murphy (red gloves) during UFC Fight Night at UBS Arena. Mandatory credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (19-9) is back in the welterweight division where she won a world title. MMA fighting It was confirmed yesterday that the former bantamweight champion will take on Mayra Bueno Silva (10-2-1) in June.

The fight will take place at the UFC event on June 3. This fight is a golden opportunity for Silva, who will be looking for her biggest win inside the Octagon. After being awarded a contract at Dana White’s Contender Series, she started 2-2 inside the Octagon.

All of his first four fights took place at flyweight. After losing to number one contender Manon Fiorot, Silva decided to move up to bantamweight. Since making the move, it has been a perfect 3-0 with two wins on surrender. She looks ready to be a tough challenge for the former champ.

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After nearly five years of fighting, Tate returned in the summer of 2021 and scored a TKO win over Marion Renault. From there, it moved on to a match with Ketlen Vieira that could have earned her a shot at the title. Unfortunately, she lost a unanimous decision.

From there, Tate decided to try her luck at flyweight. She was booked against former title rival Lorraine Murphy. Once again, Tate was in a position where she won, it’s likely that she will take the UFC title. Unfortunately, she lost a very lopsided decision against Murphy.

Now, she’ll go back to 135 and try her luck against Silva. This is a serious fight against an up and coming competitor. If Tate can stem Silva’s momentum, she will find herself back in the mix with top ten competition.

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