Before Sara McMann and Miesha Tate step into the octigon, they will hit the scales in Las Vegas Friday.
The stream will start at 4 p.m. pacific/7 p.m. eastern time and you can watch it below.
Miesha Tate has finally has a next opponent and it isn’t Bethe Correia.
UFC Tonight announced Wednesday Miesha Tate and Sara McMann will face each other for the first time at UFC 183 in Las Vegas January 31.
Tate (15-5) is coming off a win over Rin Nakai, handing the Japanese star her first loss. After back to back wins, Tate still has a road to climb to gain another match with UFC champion Ronda Rousey.
McMann (8-1) recovered from her loss to Rousey, gaining a split decision win over Lauren Murphy. McMann hopes a win over Tate will get her back into the title hunt.
The match is expected to be on the preliminary card on Fox Sports 1 January 31.
It was a busy month as 56 fights happened in August shifting some fighters in most divisions.
Pannie Kianzad continues her unbeaten streak and moves up a spot to #3 in the featherweight division. Kianzad will be dropping to bantamweight in November to hopefully win the Cage Warriors 135 title.
With Amanda Bell’s first round TKO over Marina Shafir, she re-renters the 145 rankings at #12.
With her win over Lauren Murphy, Sara McMann moves up a spot to #6 at 135. Bethe Corriea debuts on the list at #11 after her TKO win over Shayna Baszler.
With her win over former InvictaFC title challenger Naho Sugiyama, Ayaka Hamasaki enters the atomweight top 10 at #3. Sugiyama drops to the #10 spot. Undefeated Catherine Costigan moves up to #11.
The top ten fighters at 115 and 125 stay pat this month. With around 60 pro bouts set and InvictaFC vastly approaching, we could see major changes come October.
In what will be a pivotal match in the UFC bantamweight divisoon, Sara McMann looks to work her way back to title contention by facing the undefeated Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night in Bangor, Maine Saturday night. Both came in at 135 at weigh-ins Friday.
McMann (7-1) got her first ever defeat in July, losing by TKO to champion Ronda Rousey. She has wins over Shayna Baszler, Sheila Gaff, and Tonya Evinger.
Former InvictaFC champion Murphy (8-0) is coming off a TKO win over Miriam Nakamoto. She will be making her UFC debut having wins over Kaitlin Young and Sarah D’Alelio.
The match will air on the preliminary card Saturday on Fox Sports 2.