If it weren’t for Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate might be the most well known female fighter in the UFC.
Having twice fought and lost to the current women’s bantamweight champ Rousey, Tate still sits at #2 in the division’s rankings. Her popularity dramatically increased when she coached opposite Rousey on the 18th season of “The Ultimate Fighter”, and signing on with NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick’s sportsmanagement company has brought her lucrative product endorsement deals from high profile sponsors like Budweiser.
Saturday, she returns to The Octagon in a fight that will air live from Japan exclusively on UFC’s Fight Pass online network (2:00 am CT). Listen to Richard Hunter talk with Miesha Tate about her fight this Saturday:
Check out my on site recap from UFC 177 in Sacramento with post fight audio from UFC president Dana White, bantamweight champion T.J. Dillishaw, and lightweight co headliner Tony Ferguson.
Saturday night’s UFC 177 pay per view card has a lot of ties to its’ host city of Sacramento.
In the main event, local hero T.J. Dillishaw defends the bantamweight title that he took from Renan Barao in a highly anticipated rematch. Before that, however, a lightweight attraction featuring another Sacramento native and training partner of Dillishaw will serve as the co-main event.
Long time Team Alpha Male fighter Danny “Last Call” Castillo will look to thrill his hometown crowd when he takes on former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Tony Ferguson. Listen to Richard Hunter talk to Tony Ferguson and Danny Castillo about their UFC 177 co-main event fight.
I’m back on stage tonight with the great Hal Sparks at Cobbs Comedy Club in San Francisco! Showtime 7:30 pm.
I’ll be doing a set at Catch A Rising Star in Reno tonight, located inside the Silver Legacy casino. Jill-Michele Melean headlines with Dave Mencarelli supporting. Two for one tickets are available at the Silver Legacy box office.
Thanks to the readers of The Reno News And Review for naming Richard Hunter as their top comedian for 2014!
UFC welterweights “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown will main event tomorrow night’s UFC on FOX “Fight Night” card in what many are predicting could be a fight of the year candidate. The winner will earn shot at Johny Hendricks’ welterweight title, and I talked with Robbie about his expectations for the fight. I’ll be cage side in San Jose tomorrow for the fight, so follow me on Twitter for real time updates from the scene!
OK…I didn’t campaign for this last year & I came in 3rd. Now I feel like I need to at least defend the bronze. Voting ends TONIGHT for Reno News & Review’s Best Of 2014 poll. Vote for me for best comedian, and since you need to fill in a minimum of 10 categories, find 9 places to write in The Bunny Ranch for my buddy Dennis Hof. I will love you unconditionally for the next 364 days.
Hear my interview for 105.3 The Fan in Dallas with tomorrow’s UFC Fight Night Dublin headliner “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.