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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Miesha Tate vs Rin Nakai targeted for UFC Japan event

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Miesha Tate's verbal barbs against the likes of Sarah Kaufman and Cat Zingano might just be a smoke screen.

The former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion's next fight could come against someone who is not currently signed by the UFC -- and it's not Gina Carano. UFC Tonight's Ariel Helwani is reporting that a bout between Tate and undefeated Japanese women's MMA star Rin Nakai is in the works for the UFC's Sept. 20 show in Japan.

Tate (14-5) has said publicly that she would like to fight Carano, Kaufman or Zingano next. She told FOX Sports on Monday that she wants to settle a personal vendetta against Kaufman, who beat her in Strikeforce, and also has some issues with Zingano. Carano would be her top choice to fight, she said, because of the marketability of the matchup.

But it looks like none of those three will be next for one of the UFC's biggest female stars. Nakai (16-0-1) is extremely popular in Japan and regarded as one of the best women's fighters in the world. MMARising.com's unified women's rankings have the 27-year-old Nakai at No. 10 at 135 pounds, just below Liz Carmouche, who Tate beat at FOX UFC Saturday in April.
In WMMA circles this fight is HUGE.

Nakai, undefeated and a very dangerous grappler, but Tate is a BIG step up in competition, and a win over her could fasttrack Nakai near the front of the queue for a title shot.

Really hope this fight gets made.
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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 11:26 PM
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Will be pulling for Tate as usual!


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This is more of a challenge than it appears on paper for Tate, I think she's gonna be in trouble if this fight happens.
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Definitely a good fight but Tate has been in there with the best. I think she will find a way to win.


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Tate is stupid when she fights so i'll go with nakai


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Wow with such ability to critique MMA, you still dare bet money on fights OWNS?
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Wow with such ability to critique MMA, you still dare bet money on fights OWNS?
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At least I didn't pick sheila gaff to win a fight with a grappler


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I'm excited about this (naturally right?) Nakai is a tank.



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