Miesha Tate and Bryan Caraway will have multiple duties at this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16 event. Both members of the MMA power couple are scheduled to compete at the event, but they will also engage in corner duties for each other.
“Cupcake” is scheduled to fight Jessica Eye in the evening’s co-main event, with the winner earning #1 contender status in the UFC’s women’s bantamweight division.
Meanwhile, Bryan Caraway will battle former WEC champ Eddie Wineland on the preliminary card.
Tate recently told MMAJunkie that preparing for fight night as a couple has been beneficial, however, she knows things could get ‘intersting’ this Saturday night:
“The training camp has been great because we’re both on the same schedule, the same routine for dieting, eating and everything like that,” Tate stated. “We’re both eating clean and neither one of us has the desire or energy to want to go out and do anything. That’s been great. I like having our camps together, but the night of the fight, I don’t know. It’s going to be interesting.”
Tate is confident that her boyfriend will emerge victorious in his bout with Wineland, but has also prepared herself for other possible outcomes:
“I have every bit of confidence that he’s going to go out there and win this fight,” Tate said. “Regardless, unless he was like rushed off in an ambulance unconscious, then I would probably be freaking the f-ck out and probably be like, ‘I’m not fighting, I’m going to the hospital.’ Bryan is so durable and has a crazy chin and he’s very talented. I love the style matchup for him, so I think he’s gong to go out there and win and have a very positive vibe going into my fight.
“Regardless of what happens, I’ve had crazy things going on outside my fights and lots of distractions, but once the cage door closes I always perform under the pressure. I don’t carry that excess baggage into the octagon with me. I never have before so I don’t imagine it will be any different this time.”
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