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Down on the scorecards, Zingano rallied and pulled off the comeback victory at The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale.
It was a pivotal win for Zingano (9-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who returns on Feb. 28 to meet reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey (10-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) in UFC 184’s pay-per-view headliner.
After defeating Tate, Zingano was supposed to coach opposite Rousey on “TUF 18.” However, a knee injury and surgery sidelined her for more than a year, and Tate got the coaching slot (and title shot) instead. But Zingano made a successful return in September and knocked out Amanda Nunes to reclaim her shot at Rousey’s belt.