- Odds: Ketlen Vieira +100 underdog. Miesha Tate -120 favorite.
- This marks Miesha Tate’s second fight since coming out of retirement.
- We give an early betting prediction for Vieria vs Tate in our fight breakdown below.
Miesha “Cupcake” Tate is returning to the octagon for the second time this year to take on #7 ranked Ketlen Vieira. The former women’s bantamweight champion took five years away and returned in July with a TKO win over Marion Reneau.
Ketlen Vieira vs Miesha Tate Odds
When online sportsbooks released Ketlen Vieira vs Miesha Tate Odds, it was a pick em’ at -110. Now some public money is going on the former champ Tate, who is a slight betting favorite (Bet $120, win $100). On the other side you have a game and ready Ketlen “Fenomeno” Vieira (Bet $100, win $100). For MMA odds and betting picks, check out MMA tab.
Betting on Vieira vs Tate
Ketlen Vieira is coming off a shock loss to Yana Kunitskaya. Vieira was a solid -300 betting underdog to defeat Yana, but lost by decision. Now Vieira returns as a slight underdog against former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate.
I expect Vieira to encourage Tate to strike with her first. With Vieira having the slight advantage on the feet. Just like when Vieira fought Sijara Eubanks, she landed 93 significant strikes and this isn’t the type of war Tate will want to be on the feet for.
Tate will look to clinch and get some wrist control and make this fight close and dirty. Tate has immense MMA experience and has seen many different looks and styles, which will benefit her against a tough opponent like Vieira.
The wresting and judo will play a big part in this fight. Look for the betting props on Vieira or Tate by submission. Whoever get’s top control will win the majority of the the rounds. I give the advantage to Tate here who can grind and land more damage to Vieira on the ground than on the feet.
Betting Pick: Miesha Tate by Decision.
Tate 2.0 Returns
Miesha Tate is back and is looking in better shape than ever. The 35 year old mother of 3 is the former strikeforce and UFC women’s bantamweight champion. After retiring from the UFC in 2016, Tate took on a role as Vice President of ONE Championship.
Early Wednesday morning, Tate posted on social media, “I remember what it feels like to be the Champ. I think about it a lot, every fight brings me one giant step closer. I am ready for Nov 20th!”
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