It appears former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate will get to be on another card with rival Ronda Rousey.
This time however they will not be facing each other as Tate will return to action on the same card as Rousey when she faces long time MMA veteran Julie Kedzie in San Diego.
Strikeforce officials announced the new match-up on Monday.
Miesha Tate has been out of action since losing the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight title to Rousey in March.
The two women engaged in the most bitter rivalry prior to ever facing each other in the cage, but once they met it lived up to the hype. Unfortunately the end result was Tate having her arm broken courtesy of Rousey, but now the former champion is healthy and ready to resume her fighting career with hopes of a rematch down the line.
Facing Tate in August will be longtime Greg Jackson trained fighter Julie Kedzie, who will return to the cage more than a year after her last fight in Strikeforce.
Kedzie lost to fellow bantamweight Alexis Davis last July in a fairly uninspiring fight, but she has to the chance now to get right back in the title race if she can beat the former champion in August.
Tate and Kedzie square off as part of the Strikeforce card headed to San Diego on Aug 18 with Ronda Rousey facing Sarah Kaufman in the night’s main event.