UFC star Miesha Tate facing six-month suspension after suffering broken nose in brutal Ketlen Vieira loss

UFC legend Miesha Tate could be out of action for SIX MONTHS after suffering a broken nose in her loss to Ketlen Vieira at UFC Vegas 43.

Tate fell to a unanimous points loss in the bantamweight bout, going down 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.


The 35-year-old was a bloodied mess throughout the fight after her nose exploded.

And a medical suspension could mean she won't return to the octagon until half-way through next year.

Mixedmartialarts.com reports that Tate suffered 'bilateral nose fractures' and a 'superior nasal septal fracture'.

She now needs medical clearance to fight again.

Tate, former bantamweight champion, was fighting in her second bout after a five-year lay-off.

She returned victorious in July with a TKO victory. But she ran into a problem in the fifth round as Vieira battered her en route to the win.

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Tate (19-8) was taken to a local hospital for a CT scan on her head and face.

Speaking after her victory, Vieira said: "I've always dreamed about being in a main event against a legend.

"To be able to live that moment and get a victory, I don't have words to express.

"That's what I'm here for – I'm here to fight the best.

"Respect my skills."

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