Miesha Tate’s headlining fight with Ketlen Vieira at UFC Fight Night 195 on October 16th has had to be postponed after the former champion tested positive for Covid-19.
Tate had been looking to stay active after successfully making a comeback from retirement back in July, defeating Marion Reneau by TKO in the third round at UFC On ESPN 26.
That was her first fight in almost five years and had set her up for a bout against the No.7 ranked Vieira, who is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Yana Kunitskaya back in February.
In fact, Vieira has lost two of her last three fights, but overall she’s 5-2 in her UFC run so far, and has picked up some big wins along the way against the likes of Sara McMann, Cat Zingano and Sijara Eubanks.
As things stand the UFC is hoping to rebook the fight between Tate and Vieira for later this year, though at this stage a date hasn’t been confirmed.
Meanwhile, the UFC Fight Night 195 now needs a new headliner a little over three weeks until it’s set to go down in Las Vegas, with other fights already booked for the show like Holly Holm vs. Norma Dumont and Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe being potential candidates to take that spot if required.