Miesha Tate's next opponent, Rin Nakai, might be new to UFC, but is certainly no "Cupcake."
Former No. 1 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) women's Bantamweight title contender, Miesha Tate, will return to mixed martial arts (MMA) action at UFC Fight Night 52, which is scheduled for Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, on Sept. 20, 2014.
Her opponent? Rin Nakai, according to a report on "UFC Tonight" earlier this evening.
If the name sounds unfamiliar, it's because Nakai has never stepped foot inside the Octagon, plying her trade on the Japanese circuit (Pancrase, Sengoku, etc.) for almost eight years. She has been super successful, however, competing 17 times in her professional career and only drawing once (16-0-1).
Nakai, in fact, is in the midst of a six-fight win streak that includes victories over notable names such as Sarah D'Alelio and Tara LaRosa, among others.