Thiago Tavares meets UFC newcomer Zubair Tuhugov in featherweight debut
Thiago Tavares will drop to the featherweight division for his next bout in the UFC.
Tavares, who revealed his plans to cut 10 pounds for his next fight after a first-round victory over Justin Salas last month, has verbally agreed to meet UFC newcomer Zubair Tuhogov at UFC Fight Night 36 in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, on Feb. 15. Combate first reported the news.
Miesha Tate joins Invicta FC 7 broadcast booth as guest analyst
Miesha Tate‘s busy stretch will continue on Saturday when she gets behind the microphone for Invicta Fighting Championships.
Tate, the former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion, will serve as a guest analyst at Invicta FC 7 alongside play-by-play voice Michael Schaivello and color commentator Muhammed Lawal, promotion officials on Monday announced.
Ronda Rousey doesn’t give a damn about her bad reputation
What happened to Ronda Rousey, the person of multitudes?
Before she took the coaching stint on The Ultimate Fighter 18, it felt as though she could literally do no wrong. Rousey was the first women’s UFC champion. She was on glossy magazine covers and became the apple of many media outlet’s eye. There were movie roles to mull over, and sponsors, and television appearances -- the basic spoils of sudden stardom, which she coyly embraced. I called her the Royce Gracie of women’s MMA before she fought Liz Carmouche at UFC 157, because it felt like she was pioneering a movement for future generations.
Then she showed up to Vegas and, instead of finding Cat Zingano, whom she was supposed to spend the next six weeks with, there was Miesha Tate, her arch-nemesis with batting eyes like the purring cat that swallowed the canary.
This somewhat sadistic -- and perhaps unfair -- surprise was all it took to curdle the milk...