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Thursday, 06/19/2014, 06:19 am

Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai In The Works For Japan

On Wednesday’s episode of UFC Tonight, a potential UFC Fight Night 52 match up was announced between Women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate and UFC newcomer, 16-0-1 Rin Nakai.

UFC Fight Night 52 is slated to take place on September 20th at the Saitama Area in Saitama, Japan. Mark Hunt and Roy “Big Country” Nelson are expected to be the main fight for this event.

Tate’s last fight was on April 19th in Orlando, FL against Liz Carmouche, where she earned a much-needed decision victory after back-to-back losses against Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano.

Rin Nakai is a 27-year-old native of Japan that most recently earned a unanimous decision win over former Strikeforce vet, Sarah D’Alelio. Nakai is currently ranked as number 10 on the unified women’s rankings from MMARising.com.

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