clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Miesha Tate coming out of retirement, returns to UFC against Marion Reneau

In one of the more unexpected comebacks, Miesha Tate returns to fight Marion Reneau this summer.

Miesha Tate after ceremonial weigh-ins at UFC 205.
Miesha Tate weighing in for her fight with Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 
Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Miesha Tate, now 34, will return to the UFC after four years away from the cage. She will fight Marion Reneau at a UFC Fight Night event on July 17th.

Tate revealed her return to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto on Wednesday. The UFC event on July 17th is expected to be a Fight Night card. Reneau said the fight with Tate will be the last of her career.

Tate (18-7) retired in the cage following her loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 in November 2016. After winning the women’s bantamweight title against Holly Holm at UFC 196, Tate lost the title to Amanda Nunes four months later. ‘Cupcake’ joined ONE Championship as the promotion’s Vice President in 2018.

Reneau (9-7-1) is currently the oldest fighter on the UFC roster (43). ‘The Belizean Bruiser’ is without a win in her last four fights, losing decisions to the likes of Pennington and most recently Macy Chiasson at UFC Vegas 22. Reneau’s last win came against Sara McMann by submission in 2018.

No location or venue has yet been announced for the UFC Fight Night event on July 17th, and no other bouts have been added to the card as of yet.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Bloody Elbow Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your MMA and UFC news from Bloody Elbow