Cat Zingano let go by the UFC

August 14, 2019

Cat Zingano has been let go by the UFC according to a report from MMA Junkie.  The popular bantamweight had a tough-luck stint with the promotion as she never really found success that was projected for the 37-year old.

Her time in the UFC saw highs and lows.  Zingano defeated Miesha Tate in February 2013 to become a coach for TUF 18 against Ronda Rousey.  However, Zingano suffered a knee injury which meant she was out and replaced by Tate.  This also put on hold a shot at Rousey’s title.

After a year and a half away from fighting, she returned to defeated Amanda Nunes in September 2014.

Zingano’s biggest fight in the promotion was a bantamweight showdown against Ronda Rousey.  However, that fight ended in just 14 seconds with Rousey submitting Zingano.

Zingano then dropped two fights and in her last fight with the UFC, she lost to Megan Anderson via TKO due to an eye injury. She attempted to appeal the TKO, but the appeal was denied.

Payout Perspective:

Zingano looks destined to head to Bellator or ONE Championship.  Either organization can promote her as a top bantamweight that defeated the now consensus best woman fighter in the world.  Maybe a change of scenery will be good for Zingano reset and restart her career if she so wishes.

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