Tate to face Pennington at UFC 205

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has been added to the UFC 205 card in New York in November, where she will face Raquel Pennington. 

Tate lost her title when she was made to submit in the first round of her fight with Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 in July. 

Tate has fought been back in the Octagon since then, but she will have an opportunity to take a step closer to another title fight at Madison Square Garden. 

Earlier this week, Tate’s manager Josh Jones told FOX Sports that the 30-year-old wanted to compete in the Octagon once again before the end of 2016. 

"We are in talks with the UFC right now about Miesha," Jones had said on Wednesday. "Our goal is to have her back inside the Octagon by the end of the year."

Tate has got her wish, but beating Pennington will be no easy feat as the Colorado Springs native is 5-2 in the UFC, with both her losses having come via split decision. 

Pennington will also have the better record coming into the fight against Tate as she has triumphed in her last three bouts, while Tate will be looking to bounce back from her loss to Nunes. 

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