Miesha Tate will wait a little longer than originally expected for her flyweight debut.
It is unclear why the bout shifted dates.
Two people with knowledge of the change confirmed it Wednesday to MMA Junkie after a tweet from MMA reporter Ariel Helwani, but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
After losing a unanimous decision to Ketlen Vieira in the UFC Fight Night 198 main event in November, Tate (19-8 MMA, 6-5 UFC) openly pondered a move down to flyweight. The former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion explained that after her good friend Julianna Peña dethroned Amanda Nunes to capture the 135-pound title, the idea of changing weight classes became more viable since she’d rather not gun for Peña.
In non-fight-related news, Tate recently won a season of the reality series “Celebrity Big Brother.”
Meanwhile, Murphy (15-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) will look to rebound from her title loss to flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266 in September. Prior to that, Murphy was on a five-fight winning streak, including wins over Andrea Lee and Joanne Wood.
No other fights have been announced for UFC 276 at this time.
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