Bantamweight Miesha Tate is one of the toughest fighters on the women’s scene, earning her keep by beating the likes of Zoila Gurgel and Marloes Coenen along the way to a 13-3 record. However, she lost her second professional fight and has shown vulnerability in a few of her efforts.

Meanwhile, Tate’s upcoming opponent at the Ultimate Fighter 17 ”“ Cat Zingano ”“ is unbeaten after seven fights and can boast six finishes in the bunch. A slick grappler with solid striking, the 30-year old Zingano recently made it clear to Inside MMA she’s prepared to show she belongs with the big girls no matter what it takes.

“I want to implement my style and my skill. I’m not concerned about (Tate). I don’t watch film. I don’t go into fights trying to have any expectations. I go in leaving everything I have in there.”

“I’ve seen her fight. I know she’s scrappy and I know she’s wild. I think it’s a good fight for both of us. I think it’s going to be a really exciting fight for fans.”

“I have my eye on the prize and that’s the world title. Miesha is the task at hand, at least for right now, and I’m looking straight at her; I’m not looking past her.”

The full interview with Zingano can be seen below:


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