On Monday, the UFC officially announced Tate-Zingano as the second
female bout in promotion history. The “TUF 17” finale takes place
on April 13 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las
Vegas. A heavyweight showdown between Travis
Browne and Gabriel
Gonzaga has also been confirmed for the card.
A former Strikeforce bantamweight titlist, Tate relinquished her
belt to Rousey last March, submitting to an armbar 4:27 into the
opening stanza. “Takedown” remains the only fighter to last longer
than 54 seconds against the reigning champion. The Team Alpha Male
member returned to action in August, tapping Julie Kedzie
with an armbar of her own at Strikeforce “Rousey vs. Kaufman.”
Zingano is unbeaten as a professional, finishing all but one of her
seven victims via knockout or submission. The Broomfield, Colo.,
native was last seen at Invicta FC 3, where she choked out Raquel
Pennington in the second frame.