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Miesha Tate

Marion Reneau issues statement following announcement of retirement fight with Miesha Tate

Adam D Martin - March 25, 2021

UFC women’s bantamweight contender Marion Reneau issued a statement following the announcement of her retirement fight with Miesha Tate. Reneau lost last weekend against Macy Chiasson when she dropped a unanimous decision. At age 43, Reneau is the oldest active fighter in the UFC and she has lost her last four fights, which left her as a potential cut casualty as the UFC continues to trim the roster. Instead of releasing Reneau, however, the UFC decided to give her one last fight, and they booked her against Tate, who is returning from a five-year retirement layoff of her own.

Miesha Tate
Miesha Tate

Miesha Tate ends retirement, meets Marion Reneau on July 17

Cole Shelton - March 24, 2021

Miesha Tate is back. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion is ending her retirement to fight Marion Reneau on July 17. The event does not have a name and no location was announced. ESPN was the first to report the news of the booking. It’s uncertain if Tate will make another run or of this will be a one-off fight.

Sijara Eubanks
Marion Reneau

Marion Reneau injured, Sijara Eubanks steps up on short notice for UFC 253 fight with Ketlen Vieira

Harry Kettle - September 17, 2020

Sijara Eubanks is set to step in and fight Ketlen Vieira on short notice after Marion Reneau pulled out of their upcoming showdown, ESPN reports. Eubanks is set to get back into the cage just two weeks after her unanimous decision win over Julia Avila last weekend, and if she’s able to get the win over Vieira, she’ll be taking her winning streak up to three.

Joanne Calderwood

UFC 233 continues to stack up as Ariane Lipski now makes UFC debut vs Joanne Calderwood and Yana Kunitskaya faces Marion Reneau

Drake Riggs - November 8, 2018

Every fight announcement for UFC 233 so far has been an eyebrow raiser and that trend just continues with “The Violence Queen” Ariane Lipski (11-3) getting her new UFC debut. Initially, Lipski was to be making her debut on short notice as the replacement for Veronica Macedo at UFC Argentina against Maryna Moroz. Unfortunately, Moroz would suffer a broken foot that left Lipski without an opponent and led to her removal from the card.

Tonya Evinger
Tonya Evinger

Former Invicta FC Champ, Tonya Evinger Returns to Bantamweight at UFC Austin

Drake Riggs - December 26, 2017

The last time we saw Tonya Evinger in action it was in the biggest fight of her career. She was making her long-awaited UFC debut at UFC 214 where she took on the unstoppable, Cris Cyborg for the vacant UFC Featherweight championship. Evinger was leaving behind her Invicta FC Bantamweight title in an attempt to capture UFC gold against a woman she was interested in fighting since the time they were both Invicta champions. The UFC title fight was Evinger’s first fight at 145 lbs as she is regularly a Bantamweight and one of the world’s best to boot. As Invicta FC champion, Evinger defended her title twice and went undefeated with the organization at 7-0 and finished her opponents in five of them.

Germaine de Randamie
Marion Reneau

Former champion Germaine de Randamie forced to pull out of UFC Fight Night 115 bout

Russell Ess - August 25, 2017

Former UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has been forced to pull out of her bout on the UFC Fight Night 115 card, which is scheduled to take place on September 2. De Randamie was scheduled to fight Marion Reneau in the co-main event at Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands prior to the main event featuring heavyweights Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov. MMA Junkie confirmed with UFC officials that de Randamie was forced to pull out of the contest due to suffering an injury.

Bethe Correia
Marion Reneau

UFC Fight Night 106 Results: Bethe Correia vs. Marion Reneau ends in a majority draw

Chris Taylor - March 11, 2017

A women’s bantamweight bout between Bethe Correia and Marion Reneau took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 main card in Brazil. Round one begins and Reneau starts off quickly with a front kick. Bethe catches a second kick and delivers a couple of punches. Marion pulls her leg free and attacks with another kick. Bethe replies with a counter right hand. Both women seem more than happy to exchange on their feet. Marion with a left, Bethe replies with a right hand. Both women are connecting with good shots. Reneau lands a combination and then a hard leg kick. Bethe replies with a crisp right. She is only landing one shot at a time however while Reneau is landing some combos. Bethe scores a late takedown and winds up in half guard. Round one comes to an end.