Miesha Tate vs. Julie Kedzie Set for Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman

Esther Lin, Strikeforce

The comeback trail for Miesha Tate begins on August 18.

On that date, the former Strikeforce bantamweight women's champion will fight for the first time since losing the belt to Ronda Rousey. On the undercard of Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman, Tate will take on veteran Julie Kedzie. Strikeforce confirmed the pairing on Tuesday.

Tate (12-3) had won six in a row prior to the loss against Rousey.

The two met in March, with Rousey winning with his signature armbar finish at 4:27 of the first round of one of the most anticipated women's matches in recent memory. Tate was trapped in the armbar seemingly forever but refused to tap even when her arm was bent at a gruesome angle, finally surrendering after an eternity.

With her sights set on an eventual rematch with Rousey, she'll start with Kedzie, an experienced, well-rounded fighter with a 16-9 career record. Kedzie herself is coming off a loss to Alexis Davis, though at the time she faces Tate, she will be competing for the first time in over one year. Prior to that, she had won four in a row.

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman takes place at the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego. Among the other announced bouts is a middleweight matchup pitting Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza against Derek Brunson.

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