Twitter reacts to Miesha Tate’s TKO of Marion Reneau in return fight at UFC on ESPN 26

Miesha Tate’s return to MMA from a nearly five-year retirement was a success on Saturday when she beat Marion Reneau in the UFC on ESPN 26 co-main event.

Former UFC champ Tate (19-7 MMA, 6-4 UFC) got back in the octagon for the first time since November 2016 and managed to pull off a third-round TKO victory over Reneau (9-8-1 MMA, 5-7-1 UFC) in the women’s bantamweight matchup, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Check below for the top Twitter reactions to Tate’s victory over Reneau at UFC on ESPN 26.

Alan Jouban

Retirement fight, husband and son in her corner, fighting Meisha Tate in her come back. No pressure… #UFCVegas31

— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) July 18, 2021

Matthew Wells

Tate looked pretty solid in the first 5 minutes of her return. #UFCVegas31

— Matthew Wells (@MrMWells) July 18, 2021

Aaron Bronsteter

10-9 Miesha, who is looking very sharp and on-point in her first round in nearly five years.

— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) July 18, 2021

Ariel Helwani

Maybe it’s just been a while but I don’t recall Tate ever looking this shredded, right? Good on her.

10-9 Tate after 1 in the rare comeback/retirement fight.

— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 18, 2021

Belal Muhammad

I wonder if ronda is watching

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 18, 2021

Brent Brookhouse

Reneau with the blatant fence grab because your retirement fight should have some “savvy veteran” moments.

— Brent Brookhouse (@brentbrookhouse) July 18, 2021

Chase Sherman

Fence? What fence? 🤷🏼‍♂️

— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) July 18, 2021

Steven Wright

Tate finishing that takedown saved the ref from missing a very obvious point taking cage grab. That was not a warning situation. That was a point 2-0 Tate

— Steven Wright (@steventhewarman) July 18, 2021

Nolan King

Miesha Tate is not looking like someone who hasn’t fought in five years, that’s for sure. #UFCVegas31

— Nolan King (@mma_kings) July 18, 2021

Kevin Iole

Tate with the ground-and-pound and referee Mark Smith stops it! Tate wins for the first time in five years!

— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) July 18, 2021

Fight Ghost

Tate wins her UFC comeback fight with ease and rewards all her backers with a pretty much no sweat victory #UFCVegas31

— Fight Ghost (@Fight_Ghost) July 18, 2021

Belal Muhammad

Imagine Tate gets on the mic and goes “where ronda fine a$$ at “

— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) July 18, 2021

Mike Bohn

Respect to the UFC for giving Marion Reneau a platform to speak in her retirement moment.

Goes out tied for the most fights in UFC women’s bantamweight history with 13. #UFCVegas31

— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) July 18, 2021

John McCarthy

Miesha is not ranked due to her retirement while Marion was ranked #12. The UFC has the higher ranked fighter fighting out of the red corner.

— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 18, 2021

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