COVID-19 Forces Postponement of Miesha Tate-Ketlen Vieira Bantamweight Clash

By: Marcelo Alonso and Tristen Critchfield
Sep 23, 2021


The bantamweight clash between Miesha Tate and Ketlen Vieira that was originally slated for UFC Fight Night 195 on Oct. 16 has been postponed.

Sherdog.com has learned from a source close to the situation that Tate caught COVID-19, which has resulted in the bout being pushed back to November. It is currently unclear at which event Tate vs. Vieira will take place.

Tate ended a five-year retirement at UFC on ESPN 26, where she returned with a third-round TKO triumph over Marion Reneau on July 17. “Cupcake” is a former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight queen with notable wins over the likes of Holm, Sara McMann, Jessica Eye, Liz Carmouche, Julie Kedzie and Marloes Coenen, to name a few.

After beginning her promotional tenure with four consecutive victories, Vieira has lost two of her last three UFC appearances. Most recently, the 29-year-old Brazilian was outpointed by Yana Kunitskaya at UFC Fight Night 185 on Feb. 20.

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