Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate struggled to make weight prior to her title defense at UFC 200.
Tate made the 135-pound weight limit for her title fight. However, she would go on to lose the title at UFC 200 in July. Tate was submitted in the first round by current UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Amanda Nunes.
Tate’s next fight took place in November at UFC 205. On that night, she lost a decision to Raquel Pennington. Following the loss, Tate announced her retirement from the sport of MMA.
One must wonder whether or not her tough weight cut back in July played a factor in her announcing her retirement, despite her recently being the champion.
Tate’s last MMA victory took place back in March at UFC 196. Tate put on one of the best title performances in UFC history when she submitted then champion Holly Holm to win the title. Despite being down on the scorecards, Tate came out aggressive in the final round and secured a rear-naked choke victory.