When UFC on FOX 16 takes place this weekend at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, some Ultimate Fighting Championship history will be made by top women’s bantamweight contender Miesha Tate and top 15 bantamweight Bryan Caraway.
Tate and Caraway are a long-time couple and they will both be stepping into the Octagon on Saturday night.
Not only are the two both fighting, they will be present in each other’s corner during their respective bouts. For Tate, that means a break from preparation before her co-main event fight with Jessica Eye which could ultimately earn her another shot at the title.
For Caraway, it means coming away unscathed and finding a way to return shortly after his bout with Eddie Wineland.
While both Tate and Caraway understand the added stress that will be placed on them during their bouts, both seem excited to accept the challenge.
“It’s definitely going to be a little bit more chaotic than we’re used to, but I know for me and for him, when the cage door closes everything else just goes out the window. It doesn’t matter anymore about anything else. You’re in that moment, so I think we’ll be fine,” Tate said, via MMAjunkie.com.
“The UFC put Bryan on earlier in the card and me later in the card so we can still corner each other and have enough time to go back and relax after he fights. It’ll be crazy, but we’re making some history, so it’s cool. This is the first time in UFC history that a couple has fought on the same night.”
It will be very interesting to see how the night plays out for everyone involved, but we know the added tension will create an interesting dynamic backstage.
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