Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will be coming out of retirement and will fight again under the UFC banner this summer.
The American confirmed the news herself to ESPN. Tate will be facing Marion Reneau at the UFC Fight Night 194 on July 17.
Meanwhile, the 43-year-old Reneai announced that this will be her last fight, as she will retire after the bout no matter the outcome.
Tate announced her retirement back in 2016 after Raquel Pennington beat her via UD. Since then, Tate has served as an executive and ambassador for Singapore-based MMA promotion One Championship.
According to the report, the UFC has the ability to waive the six-month USADA window required for athletes coming out of retirement and returning to the drug-testing pool. The promotion has not yet commented on Tate’s status in that regard.
“My heart is full of passion, the fire has been lit!” Tate told ESPN via text message. “The sport has been calling for me, it’s time I answer.”