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Miesha Tate praises “awesome and inspiring” Marion Reneau following retirement fight at UFC Vegas 31

UFC women’s bantamweight Miesha Tate praised the “awesome and inspiring” Marion Reneau following her retirement fight at UFC Vegas 31. Tate finished Reneau in the third round of their women’s 135lbs bout at last weekend’s UFC Vegas 31 card. For Tate, it was her comeback to MMA after a five-year layoff where she started a family, while for Reneau, she had announced before the fight that it would be the final walk of her MMA career. Following the loss, which was Reneau’s fifth straight defeat in the Octagon, she lived up to her word and left her gloves in the center of the Octagon.
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Marion Reneau releases statement on retirement after UFC Vegas 31

MMA and UFC veteran Marion Reneau left her gloves in the Octagon on Saturday night, announcing her retirement after a loss to former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate. ‘The Belizean Brawler’ ended her career with a record of 9-8-1 that stretches back to 2010. The 44-year-old Reneau took to Instagram...
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UFC Vegas 31 medical suspensions: Marion Reneau among three fighters facing 180-day terms

Three fighters — Marion Reneau, Malcolm Gordon and Alan Baudot — may be away from competition for six months after their fights at UFC Vegas 31 last Saturday night. Reneau fought against a returning Miesha Tate in the co-main event, where she was finished for the first time in her professional career by way of third-round technical knockout. She planned to retire from the sport after this fight regardless of the result, which she ultimately did. However, Reneau may have suffered a broken nose during the fight and that is why she received a 180-day medical suspension.
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Marion Reneau issues statement following retirement from mixed martial arts

Former UFC women’s bantamweight contender Marion Reneau issued a statement following her retirement from mixed martial arts. Reneau lost via third-round TKO to Miesha Tate at this past Saturday’s UFC Vegas 31 card, and following the event, she made her retirement from MMA official. The 44-year-old American officially ends her career with a 9-8-1 record, which includes notable wins over Jessica Andrade and Sara McMann. Check out the lengthy statement that Reneau shared on her social media following her official announcement that she has retired from MMA.
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Miesha Tate issues statement following TKO win over Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 31: “There’s truly nothing quite like that feeling!!”

Miesha Tate issued a statement following her win over Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 31, saying “there’s truly nothing quite like that feeling!!”. Tate returned following a five-year layoff due to retiring from mixed martial arts. After starting a family, Tate decided that she wants to make another run for the UFC women’s bantamweight title that she once held. The promotion matched her up against Reneau in her opponent’s final retirement fight. Despite having not fought since 2016, Tate looked absolutely exceptional in the contest as he put away Reneau via third-round TKO.
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UFC Vegas 31 Results: Miesha Tate TKO’s Marion Reneau (Video)

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 31 co-headliner sees former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate return against fellow veteran Marion Reneau. Tate (18-7 MMA) will be returning to the Octagon for the first time since UFC 205 in November of 2016, where she dropped a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington. ‘Cupcake’ earned her most recent victory in March of 2016, when she submitted Holly Holm at UFC 196 to capture the promotions 135lbs title.
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Miesha Tate Beats Marion Reneau via 3rd-Round TKO in Return at UFC on ESPN 26

Miesha Tate is officially back. The former bantamweight champion was victorious in her comeback fight against Marion Reneau via third-round TKO in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 31 on Saturday. Tate's wrestling and ground-and-pound carried the day for the former champion. After winning the first two rounds she finally...
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Miesha Tate dominates Marion Reneau, scores 3rd-round TKO in return

LAS VEGAS -- Miesha Tate is back -- and she just might actually be better than ever. Competing for the first time since 2016, Tate (19-7) dominated Marion Reneau in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas. The former champion, and mother of two, finished Reneau (9-8-1) via TKO at 1:53 of the third round. It marks her first victory since she won the 135-pound title in March 2016.
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TKO! Miesha Tate comes back strong, finishes Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 31

It’s been five years since Miesha Tate’s last UFC fight, but you wouldn’t have known it watching her outwork Marion Reneau in her comeback fight at UFC Vegas 31. Tate was up two rounds coming into the third and continued to put the pressure on Reneau in the final round, bullying her up onto the fence and then taking her down. Reneau ended up belly down on the canvas with her arm trapped behind Tate’s head. Miesha took the opportunity to unleash a barrage of ground and pound that forced the ref to stop things at 1:53 of the third round.
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Miesha Tate Gets Dominant TKO Win In Return Against Marion Reneau – UFC Vegas 31 Results (Highlights)

A women’s bantamweight encounter between the returning Miesha Tate and Marion Reneau is taking place now (Saturday, July 17, 2021) at UFC Vegas 31. Reneau throws some jabs early. Tate misses a leg kick. Both fighters start to swing but nothing has landed from both sides. Tate does connect with a leg kick though. Reneau lands a leg kick of her own soon after. Tate is looking to land one-twos. Reneau does well to land a couple of right hands as Tate eats them. Reneau with another leg kick. Tate looks for more one twos but hasn’t landed any with much success. She then level changes and has Reneau clinched against the fence. Reneau defends well and throws a knee. They eventually separate. Tate starts to find a home for the right hand before she finally gets Reneau down. Tate passes to half guard and finishes the round on top.
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UFC Fight Night results: Miesha Tate returns from near five-year retirement with TKO of Marion Reneau

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday was one of the most unusual crossroads fights in UFC history, with 34-year-old Miesha Tate ending a nearly five-year retirement as she faced 44-year-old Marion Reneau, who announced prior to the fight that it would be the final bout of her career. It was Tate who got the storybook moment, scoring a third-round TKO as she restarted her Octagon career with a bang.
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Miesha Tate vs. Marion Reneau full fight video highlights

Watch Miesha Tate vs. Marion Reneau full fight video highlights from their UFC Vegas 31 clash above, courtesy of the UFC and other outlets. Makhachev vs. Moises took place July 17 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nev. Miesha Tate (19-7) and Marion Reneau (9-8-1) collided in the UFC Vegas 31 co-main event. The fight aired live on ESPN and ESPN+. Catch more video highlights below.
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Pros react after Miesha Tate retires Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 31

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 31 co-headliner saw former women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate return to action against fellow veteran Marion Reneau. Tate (19-7 MMA) was returning to the Octagon for the first time since UFC 205 in November of 2016, where she had dropped a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington. ‘Cupcake’ had earned her most recent victory back in March of 2016, when she submitted Holly Holm at UFC 196 to capture the promotions 135lbs title.
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Miesha Tate stops Marion Reneau at UFC Vegas 31

In the co-main event of UFC Vegas 31, we saw the return of one of the pioneer’s of women’s MMA. Former bantamweight champion Miesha Tate (18-7) made her highly anticipated return as she took on Marion Reneau (9-7-1). Marion Reneau was making the walk for the final time at UFC...
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UFC Vegas 31 live blog: Miesha Tate vs. Marion Reneau

This is the UFC Vegas 31 live blog for Miesha Tate vs. Marion Reneau, the bantamweight co-main event for Saturday’s fight card at the UFC APEX. The fight will serve as the first for Tate in nearly five years away, while Reneau will make the final walk of her career. Tate, a former UFC champion, announced her retirement after a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205. After years away from competition, but still staying active on the MMA space from an executive level, the mother of two is ready to make another run at UFC gold.
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