Cat Zingano ready to fight, even if it's against Rousey at UFC 176
Cat Zingano is cleared and ready to fight, even if it means a short-notice headliner at next month’s UFC 176 event.
As MMAjunkie reported earlier this week, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (24-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC) was forced out of the Aug. 2 event’s headliner against Chad Mendes (16-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC). The bout is expected to be rebooked in the fall, and as of now, a new main event hasn’t been announced.
However, at least one contender said she’d be ready for next month’s pay-per-view event, which takes place at Los Angeles’ Staples Center.
Zingano (8-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC), who had been promised a title shot with women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in 2013 before a knee injury sidelined the challenger, was recently cleared to resume training. In fact, she said she’s been talking to UFC officials about a potential next booking.