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Miesha Tate talks potential move to Flyweight, clash with Valentina Shevchenko

LockerRoom Team
24 December 2021

Miesha Tate might have suffered a small setback at the hands of Ketlen Vieira recently but the former UFC Bantamweight champion has no plans to slow down.

However, Miesha might be thinking about the possibility of dropping to Flyweight after her friend, Julianna Pena captured the UFC Bantamweight title by stopping Amanda Nunes.

“This definitely changes the entire landscape of the bantamweight division. I think what will be next will be Amanda and Julie. All signs point to that will be the next fight, and I think Julie wins that fight again, especially because Amanda has already been broken by her once. I believe Julianna can definitely do that again, probably with more ease the second time. I need to get in the win column again so I will probably fight in March, probably is what I’m looking at. I don’t want to fight Julie because I’ve rooted for so long for her to get there,” Tate told MMA Junkie.

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The UFC Flyweight division has been dominated by Valentina Shevchenko for quite some time now and a fight with Shevchenko is something that Tate expects in the future.

“I know that Julianna can make 125 and I can make 125. There’s also those things too. It’s not out of the question for either of us to go hunting Valentina (Shevchenko) at some point. There’s lots of dynamics. I know she really wants that fight too so we’d have to see what happens if everything continues to play out in that direction, there’s always that possibility of us going to 125 for either of us too,” Tate added.

Despite the possibility, Tate concluded that she is leaning towards the possibility of staying at 135 now.

“It’s definitely something I feel like it would be an option. I just have to decide to. I’m definitely leaning toward staying at 135 especially given the change-ups, but it’s definitely not something out of the question,” she concluded.

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