Miesha Tate found herself frustrated watching Valentina Shevchenko vs Taila Santos at UFC 275 on Saturday. The former champion wanted to be the one to expose that the flyweight champion is beatable.

The wrestling was a big factor in Taila Santos having success against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275. Miesha Tate believes that would bode well for her fighting style coming into the fight.

“For me, it’s kind of like, ah, it’s been shown,” Tate told The MMA Hour. “Now, people are going to believe in me more to be able to do it. I didn’t want that. I wanted to be the massive underdog. I wanted everybody to count me out. I wanted nobody to think Miesha Tate, five years retired, two kids, coming back 2-1 in the UFC, would be able to take out Valentina Shevchenko. But now, I think people can see a little bit of what I’ve been saying holds some water. I don’t know if that benefits me, but either way, the game plan hasn’t changed.”

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Miesha Tate believes a fight with Valentina Shevchenko is bound to happen and the UFC flyweight champion wants it too. Tate has a fight with Lauren Murphy in July and then she wants the champion.

“I know that [Valentina] wants to fight me, it’s no secret,” Tate continued. “I feel like everybody wants to fight me. I’m the uncrowned queen. I’ve got the target on my back almost as big as any champion. Everybody wants to take out the ‘Cupcake.’ But we’re going to get it done on July 2, and I think Valentina and I will lock horns. That’s the plan.”