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Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano on Ultimate Finale

Miesha Tate submitted Julie Kedzie with an armbar

Miesha Tate submitted Julie Kedzie with an armbar late in the third round to complete the comeback from a pair of knockdowns earlier in the round in a Strikeforce women's bantamweight fight at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. (Aug. 18, 2012) (Credit: Showtime/Esther Lin)

Next up for the women in the UFC: Miesha Tate vs. Cat Zingano.

Tate, the former Strikeforce women's bantamweight champion, will fight Zingano at TUF 17's "Ultimate Finale" on April 13 in Las Vegas.

This is the second announced women's MMA fight for the UFC, the first being champion Ronda Rousey against Liz Carmouche at UFC 157 on Feb. 23.

Tate (13-3) is coming off an impressive comeback win by submission over Julie Kedzie on the undercard of Rousey's win over Sarah Kaufman at a Strikeforce event last August.

Zingano (7-0) last fought in October for Invicta FC, the all-female MMA promotion, where she submitted Raquel Pennington in the second round.

Tags: miesha tate , women's mma , cat zingano , tuf 17 , the ultimate fighter

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