Former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will return to action in the division against Mayra Bueno Silva in the main event of UFC Fight Night 226 on June 3rd.
The 36-year-old Tate’s last outing saw her move down to flyweight for the first time, and it did not go well as she went on to produce one of the worst performances of her career during a unanimous decision loss to Lauren Murphy.
Tate had initially made a solid start to her comeback in 2021 after three-and-a-half years in retirement when she defeated Marion Reneau via TKO in the third round, but a unanimous decision loss to Ketlen Vieira next time out had prompted her decision to drop to 125lbs.
Now she’s back up at bantamweight to take on the the 31-year-old Silva, who is currently on a three-fight winning streak in the division that’s seen her win on the scorecards against Wu Yanan, Stephanie Egger and Lina Lansberg over the course of the past year.
That leaves Silva ranked No.10 in the division, one spot above Tate, who had previously held the 135lb title back in 2016.
Tate vs. Silva is currently the only fight attached to the UFC Fight Night 226 event, which doesn’t yet have a confirmed location.