misha tate He made a major return to mixed martial arts with a third-round TKO victory over bantamweight veteran Marion Reno at UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday, July 17.
‘Cupcakes’ didn’t look like she was off the octagon for five years as she opened with skillful striking after finding her limits. Tate’s signature clinch came right after, and he finished the first round on top with a flurry of strikes.
In the second round Misha Tait unleashed her excellent ground game on her opponent and fielded Marion Reneau for the better part.
Misha Tate entered the third round with jabs and hooks from the start, causing immediate trouble for Marion Reno. Another solid takedown was followed by some brutal ground-and-pounding, which eventually sealed the deal for Tate.
With the win, Mischa Tait became the first player to oust Marion Reneau inside the octagon, a goal she came up with in the fight. She also broke Amanda Nunes’ record for the most bantamweight wins in the combined history of the UFC and Strikeforce.
In a post-fight interview with Paul Felder, Misha Tate said that she wasn’t just here to win a fight or two, but was eyeing UFC gold.
“I’m so happy. There’s been a lot of hard work and self-discovery in the process, but I’m here and I’m back… My conditioning is to the next level… With all due respect, I’m not the one here For the fight, I’m here for a belt!” – Tate said in his interview.
Misha Tate declined to call anyone out immediately, saying she’s focused on checking a few things off her bucket list for the time being.
Misha Tate also mentioned “Save Smoothie”. Here’s what she was referring to.
Marked victory over Marion Reneau Misha Tait’s first win since from victory over holly holmo At UFC 196. She lost twice in a row to Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington before retiring from the sport at that time.
UFC Twitter explodes as Misha Tait makes her octagonal comeback
The UFC Twitterverse welcomed back ‘Cupcakes’ 2.0 with love, respect and adoration. Below are some of the tweets posted by fellow UFC fighters and prominent personalities.
Belal Muhammad, who is known for his hilarious remarks during fights, was not forgotten bring Ronda Rousey, who defeated Misha Tait twice in 2012 and 2013.
UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Nganou also congratulated Mischa Tait.
Jessica-Rose ‘Jessie-Jess’ Clarke called to the fight in November, congratulating Mischa Tate on the win.
As Misha Tait began her second stint with the UFC, her rival Marion Reneau’s career came to an end.
Francis Naganou and Chris Cyborg were among those who congratulated Reno on his career.
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