Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is scheduled to make her flyweight debut at the promotion’s upcoming UFC 276 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card in July, going head-to-head with No. 3-ranked title contender Lauren Murphy inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
That’s according to a tweet from Ariel Helwani.
The bout was previously rumored for UFC Vegas 54 in May; however, contracts were never signed and “Cupcake” — fresh off her record-setting win on Celebrity Big Brother — warned that she may not be ready in time.
Tate (19-8) found the motivation to change weight classes after last November’s loss to Brazilian standout Ketlen Vieira. Murphy (15-5), meanwhile, ended her five-fight win streak at the hands of current division champion, Valentina Shevchenko, at UFC 266.
The UFC 276 fight card does not have a main event just yet, or any other fights for that matter, but you can expect that to change over the next couple of weeks, if not sooner.