The fight announcement was made official on “UFC Tonight” Wednesday evening. It will take place January 31 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, with Anderson Silva-Nick Diaz in the main event.
Tate (15-5) has won two straight inside the Octagon, defeating Rin Nakai and Liz Carmouche. She lost to Ronda Rousey last December for the UFC title following a loss to Cat Zingano earlier in 2013. Tate is a former Strikeforce champion.
McMann (8-1) suffered her first career defeat at the hands of Rousey to start 2013, but rebounded with a win over Lauren Murphy. She won silver in the Summer Olympics in wrestling.
Below is the current lineup:
Middleweight: Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz
Welterweight: Thiago Alves vs. Jordan Mein
Female Bantamweight: Miesha Tate vs. Sara McMann
Middleweight: Andy Enz vs. Thiago Santos
Middleweight: Ildemar Alcantara vs. Richardson Moreira
Middleweight: Thales Leites vs. Tim Boetsch
Featherweight: Diego Brandao vs. Jimy Hettes