Miesha Tate will not require surgery to repair damaged arm

The result of former Strikeforce bantamweight champ Miesha Tate’s title-defense against newly crowned division queen Ronda Rousey may not have been ideal for the talented 25-year old but it appears the follow-up on her injured arm has definitely turned out to be a “best case” scenario. While many fans assumed Tate’s limb had been broken or at least suffered severe ligament damage based on the angle Rousey’s fight-wining Armbar left it in, it looks like the resulting issues can be corrected by rest/rehabilitation rather than surgery.

“Looks like no surgery!! Doctor was impressed with progress so far,” wrote Tate on her Twitter. She also recently confirmed she hadn’t broken any bones either.

Highlights from Rousey vs. Tate

Though certainly good news, it remains to be seen how long Tate will be sidelined while recovering meaning it is still unknown when she’ll return to the ring.

Tate’s loss to Rousey marked the first tap-out of her career and “Rowdy” Ronda’s fifth consecutive opening round Armbar. Rousey is expected to put her belt on the line against Sarah Kaufman later this year, giving Tate time to heal and take on another opponent before potentially being put in a rematch with the Olympian.

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