Miesha Tate Comments on Loss to “Awesome Opponent”, Ketlen Vieira
By FCF Staff
Although Miesha Tate’s return to title contention has taken a step back, on account of her loss at UFC Vegas 43, the former champ is remaining upbeat.
Tate faced bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira on Saturday, and lost the fight via unanimous decision. The bout was Tate’s second since she began her comeback earlier this year, with a TKO win over Marion Reneau. That fight was Tate’s first since 2016, when she announced she was retiring.
While speaking to Daniel Cormier after her loss to Vieira, the 35-year-old had this to say about the scoring, and her mindset (quotes via MMA Junkie).
“I thought it was really close, I wasn’t sure, to be honest,” Tate said. “I thought it was close and I knew that there was a possibility she won. I did my best tonight and came up short. She’s the better woman, hat’s off to her. She’s great.”
“…The real thing is about enjoying the journey. This is just a moment in time, you guys. This is an opportunity for me to grow. I had a great time tonight and it was an awesome opponent. I get to go home and kiss my two kids. Life is good, life is great. Thank you so much for supporting me.”
Tate’s record fell to 19-8 with the loss, while Vieira moved her’s t0 12-2.