Former Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate took one step towards regaining contender status with a three-round decision victory tonight at UFC Fight Night 52: “Hunt vs Nelson” in Saitama, Japan. Tate outpointed Bantamweight Queen of Pancrase Rin Nakai.
Showcasing her improved striking, Tate took an early lead on the scorecards in tonight’s main card bout thanks to her superior standup skills and solid takedown defence. Nakai had greater success with takedowns in the latter rounds, but struggled to mount offence and tasted defeat for the first time.
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